An essential nutrient in the food supply of plants and the diets of animals. Animals obtain it in nitrogen-containing compounds, particularly amino acids. Although the atmosphere is nearly 80% gaseous nitrogen, very few organisms have the ability to use it in this form. The higher plants normally obtain it from the soil after micro-organisms have converted the nitrogen into ammonia or nitrates, which they can then absorb. (Source: WRIGHT)

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Clousley-Thompson JL 1991. Water Balance and Nitrogenous Excretion. Ecophysiology of Desert Arthropods and Reptiles 80-101
Schulze ED, Gebauer G, Ziegler H, Lange OL 1991. Estimates of nitrogen fixation by trees on an aridity gradient in Namibia. Oecologia 88 451 - 455
Wasmund N, Struck U, Hansen A, Flohr A, Nausch G, Grüttmüller A, Voss M 2015. Missing nitrogen fixation in the Benguela region. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 1 30-41
Ramond J-B, Woodborne S, Hall G, Seely M, Cowan D 2018. Namib Desert primary productivity is driven by cryptic microbial community N-fixation. Scientific Reports (8)
Alweendo T 2003. Management of inorganic fertilizers for cotton.
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