- Enumerate some differences between nitrification and denitrification process.
- State the importance of nitrogen cycle for living organisms.
- Differences between nitrification and denitrification processes are as follows
|It is the process of conversion of ammonia into nitrates.
||It is the process of conversion of nitrates back to nitrogen or to ammonia.
|The bacteria involved in this process are Nitrobacter and Nitrosomonas.
||The bacterium involved in this process is Pseudomonas.
- Nitrogen cycle is important to maintain the overall amount of nitrogen content in soil, water and air. Living organisms cannot utilise nitrogen without nitrogen cycle.