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

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

Answer:

Roots, although underground, possess living cells that require oxygen for respiration and production of energy. They absorb oxygen that is present in the spaces between soil particles. But in water-logged 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 root and plant growth.