Inorganic ions used by Plants - 1.6

What is the role of nitrate ions in plants?
Used to synthesise the nitrogenous bases in DNA and DNA nucleotides and to synthesise the amino groups of amino acids
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What is the role of calcium ions in plants?
Used to synthesise calcium pectate, which exists as a layer, called the middle lamella, between the walls of the adjacent plant cells
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What is the role of magnesium ions in plants?
Used to synthesise the photosynthetic pigment, called chlorophyll
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What is the role of phosphate ions in plants?
Used to synthesise adenosine triphosphate (ATP) from adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and to synthesise DNA and RNA
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What is the definition of metabolism?
All the chemical reactions that occur within an organism
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Used to synthesise calcium pectate, which exists as a layer, called the middle lamella, between the walls of the adjacent plant cells

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