What is the importance of nitrogen fixation?
Nitrogen fixation is a process whereby bacteria in the soil convert atmospheric nitrogen (
Here is an image of the nitrogen cycle that will help a bit more: Nitrogen Cycle (source- Wikimedia Commons)
The reason this process is so important is that animals and plants cannot use atmospheric nitrogen directly. That
Finally, all organisms need a steady supply of nitrogen because it is a building block of DNA and RNA, and of proteins. These are vital macromolecules that organisms need to build their genetic info (DNA and RNA) and to carry out many of the processes of life (proteins).