What is the importance of nitrogen cycle?

Importance of nitrogen cycle:

  • Nitrogen Cycle helps the plants in synthesising chlorophyll from the compounds of nitrogen.
  • Nitrogen is abundant in the atmosphere, but it is unusable to plants or animals unless it is converted into nitrogen compounds.
  • Nitrogen-fixing bacteria play a crucial role in fixing the atmospheric nitrogen into nitrogen compounds that can be used by plants.
  • The plants absorb the usable nitrogen compounds from the soil through their roots. Then, these nitrogen compounds are used for the production of proteins and other compounds in the cell.
  • Animals assimilate nitrogen by consuming these plants or other animals that contain nitrogen. Humans consume proteins from these plants and animals and then, the nitrogen assimilates into our system.
  • This cycle maintains the percentage of nitrogen in the atmosphere.

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