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the enzyme responsible for the reduction of molecular nitrogen to the level of ammonia in the leguminous root nodules is nitrate reductase nitrite oxydase nitrogenase nitrate oxydase

the enzyme responsible for the reduction of molecular nitrogen to the level of ammonia in the leguminous root nodules is
  1. nitrate reductase
  2. nitrite oxydase
  3. nitrogenase
  4. nitrate oxydase

Grade:12th pass

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Gaurav
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7 years ago
Hello Student
Correct answer is 3. Nitrogenase
A pigment leghaemoglobin is present in the root nodules, which is a oxygen scavenger, i,e., it protects the enzyme nitrogenase from oxygen. Nitrogenase enzyme complex consists of two components, i,e,. th eFeProtein and Mo – Fe Protein.

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