why is leg haemoglobin is called oxygen scavenger?
Hey Nava neetham , leg haemoglobin has nothing to do with the human body.It is a main component of the nodule(small outgrowth in roots of some plants).The enzyme nitrogenase essential for N2 fixation is highly sensitive to oxygen and cannot function under aerobic conditions as oxygen attacks this enzyme.It is the leg haemoglobin(oxygen scavenger-removing oxygen) that provides an anaerobic environment for the functioning of the enzyme nitrogenase.
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