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Moss peat is used as a packing material for sending flowers and live plants to distant places because


A
It reduces transpiration.
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B
It serves as a disinfectant.
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C
It is easily available.
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D
It is hygroscopic.
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The correct option is D It is hygroscopic.
Most of the mosses are used as packing material after being dried. They make a fairly good packing material in the case of glass ware and other fragile goods. Especially the dried peat mosses (Sphagnum spp.) are used to pack bulbs, cuttings and seedlings for shipment.Sphagnum has magnificient water  retention capacity due to the presence of special cells called hyaline cells.

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