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How do animals participate in the phosphorus cycle?

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2014-06-10 20:15:55
2014-06-10 20:15:55

Animals consume plants which have taken phosphorus out of the soil. They then excrete it in the form of manure and biosolids which returns it to the soil.

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Plants get phosphorus from soil and water, whereas animals get phosphorus by eating plants or other animals.

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The long term cycle of phosphorus is that plants absorb inorganic phosphate. It is absorbed through the roots and then converted into organic phosphates. Animals then obtain the phosphorus by consuming the plants. The animals then excrete inorganic phosphorus in the urine. Bacteria break down the dead animals and plants and releases inorganic phosphorus to continue this cycle.

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Importance of PhosphorusPhosphorus, mainly in the form of the ions, is an essential and important nutrient of both animals and plants. hope it will help you!!

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The phosphorus cycle is long and slow, but it is an important part of the environment. It helps plants grow, and is used by farmers to fertilize them. When animals eat the plants, they absorb phosphates.


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