Biogeochemical Cycles

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Virtually all naturally occurring elements are found in living organisms. The biological assimilation, biochemical transformation, physical transport, and geological sequestration and mobilization of many elements are self-perpetuating and self-regenerating, leading to a "cycling" of the elements. Although the bioochemical cycle for each element is unique, general reaction pathways can be discerned depending on the chemistry of the element, its role in metabolism, and its distribution on Earth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Biodiversity
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780123847195
ISBN (Print)9780123847201
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


  • Anion
  • Biogeochemical
  • Cation
  • Cycles
  • Elements
  • Eolian
  • Felsic rock
  • Reactionism
  • Spellation
  • Weathering


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