Definition of nitrogen cycle in English:

nitrogen cycle

Syllabification: ni·tro·gen cy·cle


  • The series of processes by which nitrogen and its compounds are interconverted in the environment and in living organisms, including nitrogen fixation and decomposition.
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    • This symbiosis, mediated by chemical communication between the plant and the bacteria, is a vital component of the global nitrogen cycle.
    • The nitrogen cycle and carbon cycle are the two most well known examples of these natural cycles.
    • The ecological consequences of failing to recognize novel targets of chemical pollutants and EDCs may be a net loss of biological diversity and a further imbalance of the global nitrogen cycle.

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