B3 NITROGEN CYCLE

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How does nitrogen enter plants?
(Nitrogen fixation)Nitrogen is taken up through the roots of leguminous plants (contain nitrogen fixing bacteria) in the form of nitrates through active transport and then they are used to create proteins (amino acid)
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Describe another way to which nitrogen enters plants?
Fertilisers are another way to which the plant is directly provided with nitrates to take up through the roots.
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How does the nitrogen enter animals?
The protein (nitrogen) is passes along the food chain as animals eat plants and other animals.
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How does the Nitrogen enter the soil from the animal?
Nitrates are released back into the soil through excretion (animal waste) and then they are decomposed by microorganisms.
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How does nitrogen enter the cycle?
Nitrogen molecules in the air are split by lightning and then the atoms combine with oxygen in the air to form nitrates. These are then washed into the soil through rain.
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How does nitrogen leave the nitrogen cycle?
Denitrifying bacteria converts nitrates in the soil into nitrogen gas.
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Fertilisers are another way to which the plant is directly provided with nitrates to take up through the roots.

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Describe another way to which nitrogen enters plants?

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The protein (nitrogen) is passes along the food chain as animals eat plants and other animals.

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Nitrates are released back into the soil through excretion (animal waste) and then they are decomposed by microorganisms.

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Nitrogen molecules in the air are split by lightning and then the atoms combine with oxygen in the air to form nitrates. These are then washed into the soil through rain.

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/Lucas/Austin/

Wow, this is AMAZING. Thank you so much for your help!

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