Talk:Nitrogen Cycle

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Great job! Under the Nitrogen Fixation section, I would suggest expanding on the Key Microorganisms present by name dropping a few microbes that have exhibited the ability to fix nitrogen. I would suggest mentioning: Rhizobium and Azotobacter. Sdemetriou 07:28, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

I suggested putting 2.4 as a subheading under 2.3 though now I see it is about both mineralization and immobilization. I still think it is a little odd to have it called out as its own heading after these 2 processes. Perhaps you could include it within mineralization section and not as heading. Or you could combine mineral/immob and have C/N as first subsection. It is up to you folks, though.

Kate Scow 15:18, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

It is really an issue assocdo you really mean, under environmental concerns, that nitrificatoin has POSITIVE impacts on groundwater pollution. Seems like negative impact to me. Kate Scow 07:22, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Most of nitrogen cycle related microbes are popular and already created in wiki.However,I create a new microbe page at Let check it. Tantayotai 00:39, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Wow, good job Tee. Make sure to add the new page to your watchlist so you get notified on comments. Irina C 01:03, 11 March 2008 (UTC)


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For the greenhouse gas and environmental section you mention the note of mass destruction of earth due to greenhouse gases. What is this mass destruction which would occur if the greenhouses get out of control. Is it just heating of the globe or is it much more than this. Other than that looks great.Njppatel 03:24, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Hmm for the section on chemistry i would suggest adding a short definition of what nitrogenase isNjppatel 03:20, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Good start. A couple of comments. N cycle is biogeochemical not just chemical cycle. Also add that nitrate is then converted to N2 gas and then everything repeats itself. Kate Scow

Great start! See if you can find some key nitrogen cycle organisms on the microbewiki and create links to their pages. Then start a page for a new microbe by using the code of an existing page as a template and editing the content. Remember to cite your sources!

Irina C 21:45, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

I would suggest putting the microbes involved under each subheading. you can have nitrosomonas/nitrobacter and archaea under nitrification. Facultative anaerobes under denitr. Just mention breadth of organisms involved in immob/mineralization and why there is that breadth.

Kate Scow

For global warming, you can find lots of good links for greenhouse gases. One good one would be good. Kate Scow

Remember to cite references for your information, especially for somewhat unique info (like alternative nitrogenases) Kate Scow

hi, you really know your N! looks real good. I was going to suggest considering "Introduction" for #1. -Paul W

I would suggest putting C/N ratio under the category of immobilization as it is a subtopic of this process. Kate Scow