The Nitrogen Cycle
by: Eliezer Rodriguez and Brandon Escamilla
how does the cycle starts?
when a fish consumes food as algae or any type of plant the fish produces waste also called ammonia, which creates nitrite. After this process the nitrite goes to the bottom and the plant later uses it as its food, which is nitrate.
Ammonification- Waste and dead organic matter converted from NH3, Ammonia, into NH4
Nitrification- NO2 nitrite, becomes nitrate NO3, which is the energy used by plants
Nitrogen Fixation- N2 (gas) becomes NO2 and can be taken in by plants
Nitrobacter- Oxidize nitrite into nitrate in soil
Nitrosomonas- Turns ammonia into nitrite
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