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Why is nitrogen important to life?

Asked by cocoa6 (7points) June 3rd, 2010

Why is nitrogen important to life? What role do bacteria play in the nitrogen cycle?

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More importantly, try doing your own homework. Sorry, but this is ridiculously blatant. Please read the Guidelines

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faye's avatar

If you do just want to know, wikipedia has some interesting articles about biology.

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Life depends on nitrogen, which is a basic ingredient in amino acids that make up all proteins. While a substantial percentage of the atmosphere is comprised of nitrogen gas, it must be processed into a soluble form. This is done via a nitrogen cycle that occurs in the soil. Then plants and the animals that eat them can obtain dietary nitrogen.

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