Awesome page guys! It was a fun read. I especially like the image for "N Cycle Showing Aerobic and Anaerobic Processes". Though over-simplified, it does demonstrate well the over-all big picture. I agree with Paul: "you really know your N!" Leslie Peacock 09:40, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for the compliment LeslieNjppatel 18:54, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
Great job! Under the Nitrogen Fixation section, I would suggest expanding on the Key Microorganisms by name dropping a few microbes that have exhibited the ability to fix nitrogen. I would suggest mentioning: Rhizobium, Bradyrhizobium and Azotobacter. Sdemetriou 07:28, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
Hmmm that would be a good idea, i will look into adding those n fixers into the sectionNjppatel 18:54, 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 http://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Thiomicrospira_denitrificans. 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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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.
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