Natural reservoir of phosphorus is:

  • Option 1)

    Fossils

  • Option 2)

    Sea water

  • Option 3)

    Animal bones

  • Option 4)

    Rock

 

Answers (1)

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Phosphorus Cycle -

Phosphorus is a major constituent of biological membranes, nucleic acids and cellular energy transfer systems. Many animals also need large quantities of this element to make shells, bones and teeth.  

 

- wherein

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.

 

 

 


Option 1)

Fossils

Incorrect

Option 2)

Sea water

Incorrect

Option 3)

Animal bones

Incorrect

Option 4)

Rock

Correct

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