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AP Bio Ch. 25
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An organism that is capable of living exclusively on inorganic materials, water, and an energy source other than the chemical bonds of organic compounds.
The aqueous portion of soil, from which plants take up dissolved mineral nutrients.
A mineral nutrient required for normal growth and reproduction in plants and animals.
In plants, a mineral element required in concentrations of at least 1 milligram per gram of plant dry matter
In plants, a mineral element required in concentrations of less than 100 micrograms per gram of plant dry matter
Any of a number of substances added to soil to improve the soil's capacity to support plant growth. May be organic or inorganic.
The horizontal layers of a soil profile, including the topsoil (A horizon), subsoil (B horizon) and parent rock or bedrock (C horizon).
The uppermost soil horizon; contains most of the organic matter of soil, but may be depleted of most mineral nutrients by leaching.
The soil horizon lying below the topsoil and above the parent rock (bedrock); the zone of infiltration and accumulation of materials leached from the topsoil.
The soil horizon consisting of the rock that is breaking down to form the soil.
A type of soil consisting of a mixture of sand, silt, clay, and organic matter. One of the best soil types for agriculture.
The partly decomposed remains of plants and animals on the surface of a soil.
A process by which protons produced by a plant root displace mineral cations from clay particles in the surrounding soil.
Substances added to soil to improve the soil's fertility; derived from partially decomposed plant material (compost) or animal waste (manure).
A chemical or combination of chemicals applied to soil or plants to make up for a plant nutrient deficiency. Often contains the macronutrients nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (N-P-K).
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