Major characteristics of Taiga or the boreal coniferous biome are:
1. It is an extensive northern biome occurring in moist climates with cold winter
2. The taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome, it covers most of inland Canada and Alaska
3. The taiga forest is dominated by species-rich mixtures of broad-leaved trees
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Answer: [C] Only 1 & 2

The boreal coniferous forest, or taiga, is an extensive northern biome occurring in moist climates with cold winters. The boreal forest is dominated by coniferous trees, especially species of fir, larch, pine, and spruce. Some broad-leaved, angiosperm trees are also important in the boreal forest, especially species of aspen, birch, poplar, and willow. Usually, particular stands of boreal forest are dominated by only one or several species of trees.

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