Nitrogen Fixation: Significance to Plants and Humans


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Nitrogen is part of what vital substance in plant cells?

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1. The relationship between nitrogen-fixing bacteria and legumes can best be described as:

2. What term describes the process of converting atmospheric nitrogen to ammonia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nitrogen fixation is an important process in the development of organisms, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its functions and components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the significance and components of:

  • Organisms that fix atmospheric nitrogen into a usable form for plants and humans
  • Components of Earth's atmosphere
  • Process of converting atmospheric nitrogen to ammonia
  • Relationship between nitrogen-fixing bacteria and legumes

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the different components of nitrogen fixation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Earth's atmosphere

Additional Learning

For more, review the lesson Nitrogen Fixation: Significance to Plants and Humans. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define nitrogen fixation and mutualism
  • Identify examples of proteins found in humans
  • Compare and contrast the role of nitrogen in plant and human development