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What organism turn nitrogen into a form that plants can use?
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Asked in Botany or Plant Biology
What happens when plants get no nitrogen?
They turn yellow and die. Plants need nitrogen but can only use nitrogen that is combined with other atoms like nitrates to make proteins. Some plants can get their Nitrogen from the air by hosting a bacteria in their roots that turn atmospheric nitrogen into nitrates. In return the plant provides a home and food for the bacteria .
Asked in Biology, Chemistry, Atmospheric Sciences
Why can't organisms use free nitrogen directly from the atmosphere?
Because the nitrogen in the air is in a form not usable to animals and plants. The only way animals get nitrogen to build protein and nucleic acid is by eating it. This is usually through plants, which get there nitrogen from the soil. They get it from the soil because bacteria in the soil turn the atmospheric nitrogen into a usable form. In a water ecosystem cyanobacteria (a.k.a. blue-green algae) transform the nitrogen from the atmosphere into usable forms of nitrate
Why is the nitrogen in the air unusable to humans and other organisms?
Because the nitrogen in the air is in a form not usable to animals and plants. The only way animals get nitrogen to build protein and nucleic acid is by eating it. This is usually through plants, which get there nitrogen from the soil. They get it from the soil cuz bacteria in the soil turn the atmospheric nitrogen into a usable form. In a water ecosystem cyanobacteria a.k.a. blue-green algae transform the nitrogen from the atmosphere into usable forms of nitrate
Asked in Nitrogen
What would happen if you smoked the frozen form of liquid nitrogen?
Asked in Animal Life, Decomposers
What do decomposers do?
decomposers break down dead animals and plants and turn the into soil by eating it and pooping out soil most things that do this are insects bacteria and muchrooms A decomposer's role in an ecosystem is to break down dead organisms. They convert the organism into nitrogen, oxygen, carbon, and fertilizer for plants.
What is the relationship between carbon cycle and nitrogen cycle?
plans take them both in and convert them both to a form we (and other animals) can use - sugars and proteins. decomposers are the type of bacteria that break dead things down - so convert the carbon in us to the CO2 form or into organic material in the soil and they also convert the nitrogen in living things into ammonium in the soil. the nitrogen fixing bacteria turn the nitrogen from the soil also into the ammonium. the ammonium is converted into nitrates by nitrifying bacteria which can be then used by plants and then we eat the plants...
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Asked in Home & Garden, Defense and Aerospace
What are facts about ammonium nitrate?
It was developed by Germans during a war to replace Chilean Nitrates as Fertilizer. A boatload of it blew up in Texas City. Mines now use it to replace dynamite. It is a whole lot less expensive. It is also used as fertilizer. Plants use the Nitrate part immediately. The Ammonia part slowly turns to a form of nitrogen that plants can use. Plants turn nitrogen into protein.
How does the level of nitrogen affect plant's growth?
Nitrogen actually is a big part of chlorophyll which is the chemical that gives plants their dark green color. During fall plants turn colors other than green because they lose their chlorophyll. So Nitrogen does give plants the dark green color that looks so great. However, if you get too much nitrogen in the soil, then it will start hurting the plant.
Asked in Botany or Plant Biology, Gardening
What happens to a plant if it doesn't get enough nitrogen?
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Asked in Elements and Compounds
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Asked in Fossils
How would a fossil form through mineral replacement?
Fossils form through the process of mineral replacement beginning when an organism dies and is buried. Groundwater seeps around the organism, and the minerals in the water gradually replace the minerals in the hard parts of the organism. Over time these minerals turn into a stone replica of an organism.
Asked in Thunderstorms and Lightning
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Asked in Botany or Plant Biology, Energy
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