Who is the natural reservoir of phosphorous?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 4 months ago

Who is the natural reservoir of phosphorous?
 
(a) Atmospheric gases
 
(b) Rocks
 
(c) Water
 
(d) Dead organisms
 
I had been asked this question by my school principal while I was bunking the class.
 
The doubt is from Ecosystem in section Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 4 months ago

The correct choice is (b) Rocks
 
The explanation: The sedimentary rocks are known as the natural reservoir of phosphorous. They contain phosphorous in the form of phosphates known as phosphorite. It contains almost 4% to 20% of phosphate.