Nitrogen fixation is the process by which atmospheric nitrogen gas is
converted into ammonia. The ammonia is subsequently available for many
important biological molecules such as amino acids, proteins, vitamins, and
nucleic acids. The reaction can be presented as follows:
This web site is not designed to be a comprehensive presentation on nitrogen fixation, but rather it is intended as a forum to present informative images that are not otherwise easily available. Persons wishing to contribute additional figures they consider particularly illustrative can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part I. The range of organisms that can fix nitrogen
Part II. Physiology and anatomy of nitrogen fixation
Part III. Ecology of nitrogen fixation
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Created: July 31, 1997. Last modified: August, 21, 2007.
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