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Explain why, a land plant may die if its roots remain waterlogged for a long time.

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  • A land plant may die if its roots remain waterlogged for a long time because too much water expels all the air from in-between the soil particles.
  • Due to this, oxygen is not available to the roots for aerobic respiration.
  • Under these conditions, the roots will respire anaerobically, producing alcohol. This may kill the plant.

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