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Use the diagram above that shows the effect of nitrates on water bodies. Study it carefully and answer the question below.

The phenomenon in the diagram is termed

Options

A) denitrification

B) conservation

C) eutrophication

D) global warming


The correct answer is A.

Explanation:

Denitrification is a microbially facilitated process of nitrate reduction (performed by a large group of heterotrophic facultative anaerobic bacteria) that may ultimately produce molecular nitrogen (N2) through a series of intermediate gaseous nitrogen oxide products.


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  • Denitrification is a microbially facilitated process of nitrate reduction (performed by a large group of heterotrophic facultative anaerobic bacteria) that may ultimately produce molecular nitrogen (N2) through a series of intermediate gaseous nitrogen oxide products.

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