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Which of the following factors mostly determine the major biomes…

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Which of the following factors mostly determine the major biomes of the world?

A. pressure and wind speed

B. temperature and wind speed

C. pressure and rainfall

D. Temperature and rainfall

QUICK ANSWER…

D

DETAILS…  

A biome is simply a major community where living organisms like plants and animals live and interact. There are factors which influence the existence and survival of these living things, we are here required to identify the most important.

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. Option A is incorrect; Pressure and wind speed not the most important among the options. 
  2. Option B is also incorrect; although temperature is very important, wind speed is almost less relevant.
  3. C is incorrect; pressure and rainfall are quite relevant, but not the answer when compared to option D
  4. D is the answer; temperature and rainfall are the most powerful factors in the options.

KEY-POINTS…

You may please note that:

  • Extreme temperatures (extremely hot or cold) does not favour the development of many species of plants and animals across biomes.
  • Rainfall is a major factor that to a large extent determines plant and animal life.

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/ culled from 2016 JAMB-UTME biology past question 38 /

4 Answers

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    Very understandable, the question says ‘mostly’. this implies that all factors affect, but we are required to identify the most significant factors which are TEMPERATURE & RAINFALL… thanks for your clear explanations…

    Bikram Templatic - Mar 09, 2021 | Reply

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      Thank you sir, i cannot agree less…

      kunle - Mar 09, 2021 | Reply

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    Obviously, temperature affects every living thing on earth, extreme temperatures have been found to promote less life and as for rainfall, it plays a good role in our water cycle which in turn helps our major biomes.

    kunle - Mar 09, 2021 | Reply


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