How Nutrients Cycle Through the Environment - Deepstash

The planet’s ecosystem has many cycles, like the water cycle or the seasonal cycle, and one of the most important ones is the nutrient cycle. This is a biogeochemical cycle involving both l...

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How Nutrients Cycle Through the Environment

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The Carbon Cycle
  • Carbon is the backbone element of all organic polymers, and we are ourselves known to be carbon-based life forms.
  • The movement of CO2 and other carbon compounds through biological co...

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  1. Removal of CO2 from the atmosphere by plants and bacteria.
  2. Generation of organic molecules, and building of biological mass in plants.
  3. Consumption of plants by animals.
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The Nitrogen Cycle

Nitrogen is an essential component of biological molecules like amino and nucleic acids, but most living organisms cannot use the element in its pure form and need a derivative component, NH3(ammon...

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  1. Nitrogen (N2) is converted in ammonia (NH3) by bacteria in water and soil, and subsequently converted into nitrite and its derivatives.
  2. Plants get nitrogen from the soil through the ...

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The Oxygen Cycle

Photosynthesis in plants takes care of the production of most of the oxygen.

Plants make use of sunlight, water and carbon dioxide to produce glucose and oxygen, which is used by animals(re...

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The Phosphorus Cycle

A component of certain biological molecules like phospholipids, DNA and adenosine triphosphate (ATP), phosphorus is circulated in the environment through the soil, water rocks and living organisms....

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