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A free living anaerobic bacterium capable of fixing nitrogen is ____ .


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Nitrogen fixation:

It is a mechanism in which the atmospheric nitrogen is fixed into the forms in which can be easily absorbed by plants.

There are two types of nitrogen-fixing species.

(1) Symbiotic species – These bacteria that form symbiotic relationship with other organisms.

Examples – Bradyrhizobium and Rhizobium

(2) Nonsymbiotic species – They are free-living bacteria.

Examples – Anabaena, Nostoc and Cyanobacteria

Final answer: A free living anaerobic bacterium capable of fixing nitrogen is cyanobacteria.


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