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Which of the following statements is true about the rainforests?

A

An estimated 50 percent of terrestrial biodiversity is found in rainforests.

B

Most rainforest trees are covered with epiphytes, attached to trunk and branches of trees and absorb moisture from the surroundings.

C

Over 2000 types of plants found in rainforests can be used to help in cancer treatment due to their anti-cancer properties.

D

All of these

Answer

  • A rainforest is a forest that receives heavy rainfall. The most notable rainforests are in the tropics or subtropics. They have extraordinary biodiversity.
  • The biggest rainforest is the Amazon rainforest and is considered to be the lungs of Earth due to the amount of oxygen it supplies.

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