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The bacteria, which live in the root nodules of leguminous plants, convert___________.

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Ammonia into nitrites
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Nitrites into nitrates
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Nitrate salts into free nitrogen gas
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D
Atmospheric nitrogen into nitrogenous compounds
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The correct option is D Atmospheric nitrogen into nitrogenous compounds
The bacteria (Rhizobium) that live in the root nodules of leguminous plants are known as symbiotic nitrogen fixing bacteria and they fix atmospheric nitrogen into nitrogenous compounds so that they can be taken up by the plant.

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