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Plants use nitrogen in the form of:


  1. Nitric oxides

  2. Nitrous oxides
  3. Nitrites
  4. Nitrates


Solution

The correct option is D Nitrates

Nitrification is the biological oxidation of ammonia or ammonium to nitrite followed by the oxidation of the nitrite to nitrate. Nitrates are used by the plants for making amino acids, which are needed to make proteins.

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