Believe it or not, the tundra is like the desert in one very important way. The similarity results in plants with a like adaptation to their environment. How are these two biomes alike and what adaptation do plants living in each biome share? a. Low light intensity; long life cycles. b. Strong, cold, drying winds; low growing in clumps. c. Low rainfall and available water; waxy coating on leaves to prevent drying. d. Low temperatures; silver-gray hairs on leaves provide a greenhouse effect so plants stay warm.

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Both tundra and deserts receive very little precipitation, and it can even happen that some places in a tundra receive more precipitation than some places in a desert! As a result the plants in both tundra and a desert have a waxy coating on leaves. - The correct answer is c. 

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