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All living plants and animals need _______ for their growth as it is an important constituent of proteins.


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Nitrogen:

  1. Nutrition is the mode of taking food by an organism and its utilisation by the body.
  2. Nitrogen is important for growth and reproduction in both plants and animals.
  3. The lack of nitrogen in plants causes them to turn yellow and bear smaller fruits and flowers.
  4. Nitrogen is required by plants and animals to produce amino acids which further form proteins.

Final answer: All living plants and animals need nitrogen for their growth as it is an important constituent of proteins.


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