Nitrogenase: Structure, Role in Nitrogen Fixation & Activity


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Where is nitrogenase found?

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1. Why is nitrogenase protected from oxygen?

2. What are the two types of nitrogen fixing organisms?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nitrogenase is an important element in the functioning of nitrogen, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its characteristics and significance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Where nitrogenase is found
  • Why nitrogenase is protected from oxygen
  • Two types of nitrogen fixing organisms
  • Crops associated with nitrogen fixation

Skills Practiced

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

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the two types of nitrogen fixing organisms
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the significance of nitrogenase
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding nitrogen fixation

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson Nitrogenase: Structure, Role in Nitrogen Fixation & Activity. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what nitrogen fixation is
  • Define nitrogenase
  • Know the two main forms of nitrifying microbes
  • Familiarize yourself with the structure and activity of nitrogenase