Soil Nitrogen Cycle
Published Online: 15 APR 2003
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.
Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals
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Myrold, D. D. 2003. Soil Nitrogen Cycle. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .
- Published Online: 15 APR 2003
Nitrogen is an essential element for life. Microorganisms and their activities are crucial to supplying biologically available nitrogen; in fact, only certain prokaryotes can produce such nitrogen. In general, microorganisms play a key role in the transformation of nitrogen into its many available forms and thereby influence primary productivity in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. An understanding of nitrogen cycling in soils is critical to sustain the productivity of natural and managed ecosystems without environmental degradation.
- nitrogen cycling;
- dinitrogen fixation;