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Nitrogen is returned back into the atmosphere by the activity of _________

(a) Decomposers

(b) Dead organisms

(c) Nitrifying bacteria

(d) Pathogenic bacteria

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The above asked question is from Wastewater Treatment Systems in section Bacterial Metabolism in Wastewater Treatment Systems of Environmental Biotechnology

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Right choice is (a) Decomposers

Easy explanation: Decomposers break down the complex nitrogen compounds present in dead organisms and returns it back into the atmosphere, Dead organisms are degraded, Nitrifying bacteria converts ammonia, Pathogenic bacteria infects organisms.

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