Continuously water-logged soils are disadvantageous for plant growth. Why?

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Roots possess living cells that require oxygen for respiration and the production of energy. They absorb oxygen that is present in the spaces between soil particles. In waterlogged soils, water occupies the spaces between soil particles and pushes the oxygen out into the atmosphere. Thus, roots are deprived of oxygen and this affects plant growth.
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