Biology Environmental Science

Liebig’s Law (2)

In this article we will discuss Liebig’s Law (2)

In general, each species requires certain materials for growth and reproduction, and can be restricted if the environment does not provide a certain minimum amount of each one of these materials. This phenomenon is governed by what is known as the law of the minimum, which states, “the rate of growth of each organism is limited by whatever essential nutrient is present in a minimal amount”. The law can also be stated as “the functioning of an organism is controlled or limited by essential environmental factor or combination of factors present in the least favorable amount in the environment”.


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