Recycling Nitrogen: Amino Acids, Nucleotides
Lecture no. 19 from the course: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works
Taught by Professor Kevin Ahern | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Nitrogen is a key component of amino acids, DNA, and RNA, yet animal and plant cells are unable to extract free nitrogen from air. See how bacteria come to the rescue. Then follow the flow of nitrogen from bacteria to plants to us. Also look at strategies for reducing our reliance on environmentally unsound nitrogen fertilizers by exploiting the secret of 16-feet-tall corn plants found in Mexico.