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Nitrogen Cycle

Bella Nat 5

What do plants need Nitrate for? To make protein
What do plants and animals need protein for? Growth & Repair
What form of Nitrogen do plants absorb through their roots? Nitrate
What type of plants have root nodules? Legumes
Give an example of a plant with root nodules Pea, Bean, Clover
What type of bacteria are found in Root nodules? Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria
What do Nitrogen fixing bacteria do? Convert Nitrogen gas into Nitrate.
What do Nitrifying bacteria do? Convert Ammonia to Nitrite to Nitrate
What micro-organisms are decomposers? Bacteria & Fungi
What do decomposers do Break organic material (Faeces or dead bodies) into Ammonia
What type of bacteria convert Nitrogen gas into Nitrate. Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria
What type of Bacteria breakdown Nitrates into Nitrogen gas? Denitrifying Bacteria
What type of bacteria convert Ammonia to Nitrite to Nitrate Nitrifying bacteria
Where are Denitrifying bacteria found? In soil (water logged)
What group of organisms break organic material (Faeces or dead bodies) into Ammonia The Decomposers
What do Denitrifying bacteria do Breakdown Nitrates into Nitrogen gas?
Created by: nscobie