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Nitrifying bacteria

a)

Liberate ammonia

b)

Change ammonia into ionic form

c)

Oxidise ammonia to nitrate

d)

Oxidise ammonia to nitrite


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Nitrifying bacteria

a)

Liberate ammonia

b)

Change ammonia into ionic form

c)

Oxidise ammonia to nitrate

d)

Oxidise ammonia to nitrite

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Answer Key : (c) -

(c)

Ammonia produced by the degradation of manures and organic matter may not be available to plants because it is readily leached from soil. It is converted to nitrate with the help of certain microorganisms, i.e., called nitrification (the used bacteria, nitrifying bacteria).

    

     

Ammonia is first oxidized to nitrite by the bacteria Nitrosomonas and/or Nitrosococcus. The nitrite is further oxidized to nitrate with the help of bacterium Nitrobacter.



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