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What are ion channels ?

The ion channels are transmembrane proteins that function in tranporting specific ions through them and controlling their flow across the membrane. The passive movement of ions into the apoplast

usually occurs through ion-channels,

Which pigment is present in the root nodules of legumes ?

Leghaemoglobin.

What type of condition is created by leghaemoglobin in the root modules of legumes ?

Anaerobic.

Name the best known symbiotic nitrogen fixing bacterium.

Rhizobium.

How is nitrogenase enzyme protected ?

The nitrogenase enzyme is very sensitive to the molecular oxygen. It requires anaerobic conditions to work. The leg-haemoglobin in the nodule acts as an oxygen scavenger just meainting the anaerobic condition needed by the enzyme.

What is Hidden hunger in the case of plants?

Hidden hunger refers to a situation in which a crop needs more of a given nutrient yet has shown no deficiency symptoms. The nutrient content is above the deficiency symptom zone but still considerably needed for optimum crop production

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