The microorganisms present in the soil require moisture (water) and nutrients for growth and survival. Choose from the options below the habitat (place) where the soil has plenty of water and nutrients.
  1. Desert
  2. Forest
  3. Open field
  4. Cricket ground

Correct Answer: (b) Forest

Explanation: In a forest, a large number of deep-rooted trees are found. Roots of trees hold soil particles and protect topsoil (which contains humus) from getting eroded. Humus makes soil fertile and provides nutrients to growing plants. Trees in a forest act as natural absorbers and help the soil to absorb a huge quantity of rainwater. Therefore, in forest habitats soil has plenty of water and nutrients.

Updated on: 01-Feb-2023


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