Why do plants need minerals

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  • Plants and minerals
    • Nitrate ions
      • Building proteins and for growth
      • Poor growth and yellow leaves
      • All amino acids contain nitrogen and amino acids are the building blocks of protein
    • Phosphate ions
      • Respiration and growth
      • Poor root growth and discoloured leaves
      • A component of DNA molecules and cell membranes
    • Potassium ions
      • Respiration and photo synthesis
      • Poor flower and fruit growth, discoloured leaves
      • Must be present for photo synthesis and respiration enzymes to work
    • Magnesium ions
      • Photo synthesis
      • Yellow leaves
      • Chlorophull molecules contain magnesium ions. Its the magnesium that makes chlorophyll green


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