how is ammonia used by plants to synthesis amino acids

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Plants require nitrogen to produce amino acids. Plants absorb nitrogen in the form of nitrate (NO3 –) and ammonium (NH4+). The nitrogen fixing bacteria take atmospheric nitrogen and produce ammonia (NH3). Other bacteria use this ammonia to produce nitrates and nitrites, which are nitrogen and oxygen containing compounds. The nitrates and nitrites are used by plants to make amino acids which are then used to make plant proteins.

The main elements in the biosynthesis of amino acids are carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. It involves series of biochemical pathways for the synthesis of amino acids which is beyond your syllabus. The ammonia provides nitrogen for the biosynthesis of amino acids in the cells during their biosynthesis. These amino acids then polymerise to produce proteins.

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