Lecture+17-+Nutrient+Assimilation

Lecture+17-+Nutrient+Assimilation - 1 Nutrient Assimilation...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Nutrient Assimilation Nutrient Assimilation Nutrient Assimilation : Incorporation of inorganic mineral nutrients into carbon (organic) compounds, such as pigments, enzyme cofactors, lipids, nucleotides and amino acids etc. 2 Nitrogen assimilation - Nitrogen is the most abundant nutrient element in plants after C, H, O - It is found in proteins, nucleotides, chlorophyll etc. - It is a major component of fertilizer - Although N 2 is the most abundant nutrient in the atmosphere, plants cannot assimilate molecular nitrogen (or dinitrogen). - Dinitrogen has an exceptionally stable triple covalent bond that cannot be reduced by plant enzymes. - However, certain prokaryotes have the ability to use atmospheric N 2 and convert it into a usable form. Nitrogen is an abundant element in the environment 2 Nitrogen assimilation - Nitrogen is the most abundant nutrient element in plants after C, H, O - It is found in proteins, nucleotides, chlorophyll etc. - It is a major component of fertilizer - Although N 2 is the most abundant nutrient in the atmosphere, plants cannot assimilate molecular nitrogen (or dinitrogen)....
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