Slides in this set
The process of turning N2 from the air into
Nitrogen Compounds that plants can use.
2 Ways this can Occur:
· Lightening energy in this makes nitrogen react
with oxygen in the air to produce nitrates
· Nitrogen-fixing Bacteria in roots and soil…read more
DECOMPOSERS Decompose proteins and
urea and turn them into ammonia
NITIRFYING BACTERIA Turn ammonia in
decaying matter into nitrates
NITROGEN FIXING BACTERIA turn
atmospheric N2 into Nitrogen compounds
that plants can use
DENITRIFYING BACTERIA turn nitrates
back into N2 gas…read more
Some nitrogen-fixing bacteria live in the soil, others
live in nodules on the roots of these plants.
Legume plants are great at putting nitrogen back
into the soil because they have a mutualistic
relationship with the bacteria...
- Bacteria get food
- Plant gets nitrogen compounds…read more