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|definition=Nutrients are chemical elements and compounds found in the environment that plants and animals need to grow and survive. For water-quality investigations the various forms of nitrogen and phosphorus are the nutrients of interest. The forms include nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, organic nitrogen (in the form of plant material or other organic compounds), and phosphates (orthophosphate and others). Nitrate is the most common form of nitrogen and phosphates are the most common forms of phosphorus found in natural waters. High concentrations of nutrients in water bodies can potentially cause eutrophication and hypoxia<ref>USGS, 2007[http://toxics.usgs.gov/definitions/nutrients.html]</ref>.
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Any substance assimilated by living things that promote growth, including any number of organic or inorganic compounds (nitrogen and phosphorous are important examples) used by plants in primary production.
 
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==See also==
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* [[Nutrient analysers]]
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* [[eutrophication]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 09:43, 1 August 2020

Definition of Nutrient:
Any substance assimilated by living things that promote growth, including any number of organic or inorganic compounds (nitrogen and phosphorous are important examples) used by plants in primary production.
This is the common definition for Nutrient, other definitions can be discussed in the article

See also

References