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Nutrient Recylcing


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Denitrifying bacteria
Bacteria that convert nitrates into atmospheric nitrogen
Nitrifying bacteria
Bacteria that convert ammonia into nitrates
Nitrogen fixing bacteria
Bacteria that live in the root nodules of legumes, which convert atmospheric nitrogen into nitrates for the plant to use
Nitrogen fixing bacteria convert atmospheric nitrogen into nitrates, nitric acid formed in thunderstorms
Processes that take nitrogen out of the air
Volcanic gases, decay and respiration, burning of fossil fuels
Process that put carbon into the atmosphere
Photosynthesis, carbonate rock, dissolves into oceans
Things that take carbon out of the atmosphere