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Iron

Of all the micronutrients, iron is required by plants in the largest amounts. Iron is an essential micronutrient for almost all living organisms because of it plays critical role in metabolic processes such as DNA synthesis, respiration, and photosynthesis.

Role of Iron

  • Required for the synthesis of chlorophyll.
  • Many metabolic pathways are activated by iron.
  • it is a prosthetic group constituent of many enzymes