Q. 24

Describe the phos

Answer :

• The natural reservoir of phosphorus is rock, which contains phosphorus in the form of phosphates.

• When rocks are weathered, minute amounts of these phosphates dissolve in soil solution and are absorbed by the roots of the plants.

• Herbivores and other animals obtain this element from plants.

• The waste products and the dead organisms are decomposed by phosphate-solubilising bacteria releasing phosphorus in soil.

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