Unit 5-Nitrogen Research Paper

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1- Nitrogen is a major component of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. Some proteins act as structural units in plant cells, while others act as enzymes, making possible many of the biochemical reactions on which life is based.
2- Nitrogen appears in energy-transfer compounds, such as ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which allows cells to conserve and use the energy released in metabolism.
3- Nitrtate is very mobile in the soil and moves with soil water to root surfaces for plant absorbtion.
4- Lack of N and chlorophyll means the palnt will not utilize sunlight as an energy source as an energy source to carry on essential functions such as nutrient uptake.
5- Nitrogen (N) is often the most limiting factor in crop production. Hence, application of fertilizer nitrogen results in higher
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Nitrogen often affects amino acid composition of protein and in turn its nutritional quality.
6- In cereals, abundant supply of nitrogen decreases the relative proportion of lysine and threonine, thus, reducing the biological value of the protein. Increasing nitrogen supply generally improves kernel integrity and strength, resulting

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