Nitrogen Fixation

∞ generated and posted on 2016.02.20 ∞

Highly energy intensive sequestering from the atmosphere by microorganisms of an element that is required to make especially amino acids and nucleic acids.

Nitrogen Fixation is a key component of the nitrogen cycle that involves the conversion of nitrogen gas (N2) to non-gaseous forms of nitrogen that are then available to various organisms such as plants. A subset of bacteria and fungi are capable of fixing nitrogen and these organisms can be crucial for ecosystem functioning.

Nitrogen fixation is a key component of the where nitrogen () is converted to a non-gaseous and much more forms.

Note that nitrogen is considered to be a particularly of and its excess fixation, including but not limited to by industrial means, in combination with its use in can supply excess nitrogen to otherwise environments.

Included among nitrogen-fixing organisms are various members of domain Archaea .