How does Nitrogen Fixation occur?

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How does Nitrogen Fixation occur?
« on: 15/08/2008 02:41:46 »
Can anyone explain to me a bit about Nitrogen fixation - I know that the Nitrogen is taken from the air and converted to soluble Nitrogen to be used by plants but I am having some difficulty understanding how this happens. (Enzymes and microorganisms?) [???]


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How does Nitrogen Fixation occur?
« Reply #1 on: 19/08/2008 16:28:59 »
I suggest reading the Wikipedia article on Nitrogen Fixation to begin. They have a pretty good explanation of the process.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrogen_fixation/
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How does Nitrogen Fixation occur?
« Reply #2 on: 20/08/2008 13:50:36 »
Thank you that was very helpful.