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the conversion of organic nitrogen to ammonium (NH4+) by the action of decomposers (bacteria).

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Food web question

... of the detrital web, correct? When a bacteria or fungus decomposes this material, where does the energy flow to? Isnt it converted to NH4+ via ammonification, then back to the plants to join the grazing food web? Is any organism that is prone to be eaten alive part of the grazing foodweb? What ...

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by ReMuSoMeGa
Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food web question
Replies: 1
Views: 1625

Re: Ammonia producing bacteria/microbes

Hi, some i know that some bacteria, or fungi in some cases, convert the organic nitrogen into ammonium (NH4+), a process called ammonification or mineralization. In some way, the can be called ammonium producers.

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by Nina666
Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Ammonia producing bacteria/microbes
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A2 nitrogen fixation + denitrification

... to uptake nitrogen as nitrates because thats the only form that they can absorb? How would they convert ammonia into amino acids? I thought that ammonification converted amino acids to ammonia so that it could be nitrified??

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by chips31
Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: A2 nitrogen fixation + denitrification
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A scientific cycles

... Nitrogen Cycle lightning/nitrogen fixation bacteria(n2)-->ammonia--->nitrification(N03)--->absorption(nuclei acids, proteins)-->ammonification(ammonia, guano, uric acid)--->denitrification(n2)

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by mith
Sun Jun 05, 2005 4:38 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: A scientific cycles
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Views: 4252

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