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    When nitrogen is applied to the ground in the method of fertilizer to help the agriculture crops grow, it can be washed off by rain or can seep down into the groundwater. If that water is used as a source of drinking water, the excess nitrogen in that water consumed by humans can cause cancer or respiratory problems. If there is too much nitrogen in bodies of water, it can result in the eutrophication and result in too much algae or even the death of the fish in the lake or coastal areas. When there is an overabundance in the water or in the soil, it can enter the atmosphere through smog as nitic oxide and cause breathing problems in humans. Over a period of time, it can also harm the trees and plants as it manifests itself in acid…

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    Pot A (phosphate limitation group) was given a phosphate reduced Hoagland’s solution, whereas Pot B (nitrogen limitation group) was watered with nitrate reduced Hoagland’s solution. Pot C (control) is the control plant as it was given standardized fertilizer regime using normal concentration nitrates and phosphates. All plants were grown in a growth chamber at a temperature of 22°C, the light intensity of 180 ue, photoperiod of 16 hours and humidity of 70%. After 4 weeks, one leaf from…

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    The Haber process In modern society mankind relies on industrial chemistry processes. This industrial chemistry process is known as “The Haber Process” it is responsible for the production of the compound ammonia; which is accountable for the world’s consumption of natural gas (BBC, 2014). The Haber process is the method of synthesizing the compound of ammonia which is produced from Hydrogen (H2) and Nitrogen (N2) gas (Sinha, 2014). In 1909 a German named Fritz Haber developed the compound of…

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    Nitrogen fixing organisms are a very important piece of the nitrogen fixing process and most have a symbiotic relationship with legumes. Legume roots grow with nodules, and these nodules house the nitrogen fixing organisms known as rhizobium. These organisms are necessary for taking the atmospheric nitrogen and processing it into ammonia and other compounds in the soil. The nitrogenous compounds are then taken up by the plants (Bernhard, 2010). Legumes can be a natural solution to adding…

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    Impacting the Nitrogen Cycle In this paper, I will be examining the nitrogen cycle and my personal impact on it. Firstly, I will briefly discuss the cycle of nitrogen in the biosphere and its importance to all living organisms. Secondly, I will be examining my personal involvement in the nitrogen cycle and the impact those actions have. Then, I will be looking at ways that my actions can be altered to benefit the environment and reduce my negative impact on the ecosystem. Finally, I will…

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    Nitrogen cycling is a vital factor in how plants and organisms survive in ecosystems. Different genes in bacteria DNA allows for NO₃, in plants, to be converted to N₂ without releasing N₂O into the atmosphere. With a better understanding of which gene can convert N₂O to N₂, people can have a better understanding of what factors affect the nitrogen cycle. The genes that are responsible for converting NO₃ to N₂ are nirk, cnor, qnor, and nosz. Nosz is responsible for coding enzymes to convert N₂O…

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    What forces maintain variation within populations? 3. Do similar forces promote divergence among populations? 4. Why do sex chromosomes have peculiar passing down traits? Research in Dr. McDaniel’s lab aims to answer these questions by using classical genetic and genome analyses of the moss model system, Ceratodon purpureus. They also use Physcomitrella patens, a spreading earth moss, as a model for gene function analysis. These questions pose to look at what the genetic basis of dissociation…

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    Nitrogen nutrients are also water-soluble which makes them a limiting factor as it dissolves quickly and therefore is not easily accessible to organisms. According to NewsRx editors,”The North Atlantic Ocean is considered a nitrogen (N) limited system once vernal stabilisation of the water column alleviates light limitation and allows phytoplankton growth to deplete surface nutrients to virtually undetectable levels. Ammonium and other regenerated N forms are then the main surface N source for…

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    Caribou Essay

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    after both animals digest the food they found to eat, their defecation helps fertilize the ground beneath. Caribou are also part of the food chain. The fertilized ground makes a home for insects to live in; the insects eat seeds and water and sunlight, along with the seed, help plants spread out amongst an area. The caribou consumes the plants, and the next consumer, in which could be a bear or even a fox, eats the caribou, and later defecates. The defecation puts minerals and other fertilizers…

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    Orga Denitrification

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    BI374 – Phys. App. Of Microbiology TA: Aaron Coristine Student Name: Shane Thorn Student ID: 161668950 January 30, 2017 Discussion Questions General 1. Ammonification is the microbial degradation of nitrogenous compounds resulting in ammonia. Nitrification is a process by which ammonia is oxidized to nitrite and then nitrite is oxidized to nitrate. Denitrification is a process by which nitrate is converted into nitrogen gas or nitrous oxide by denitrifiers. Nitrogen fixation is a process by…

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