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Nitrogen Cycle MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Nitrogen Cycle
Tree Number(s)
G02.111.587
G02.607.560
G16.500.768
Unique ID
D058458
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D058458
Scope Note
The circulation of nitrogen in nature, consisting of a cycle of biochemical reactions in which atmospheric nitrogen is compounded, dissolved in rain, and deposited in the soil, where it is assimilated and metabolized by animals, plants, bacteria, and fungi, eventually returning to the atmosphere by bacterial decomposition of organic matter.
Entry Term(s)
Ammonification
Previous Indexing
Nitrogen (1963-2010)
Public MeSH Note
2011
History Note
2011
Date Established
2011/01/01
Date of Entry
2010/06/25
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Nitrogen Cycle Preferred
Ammonification Narrower
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