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Definition

Define decomposition.

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Solution

i. Decomposition is the process of the breakdown of complex organic matter into inorganic substances like carbon dioxide, water, and nutrients by decomposers.

ii. Raw materials for decomposition are dead remains of plants and animals, fecal matter, detritus.

iii. This process requires oxygen. Temperature and soil moisture are important factors that indirectly help soil microbes for decomposition.

iv. Warm and moist environment favors decomposition whereas, low temperature and anaerobic conditions inhibit the process.

Concept: Ecosystem
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Balbharati Biology 12th Standard HSC for Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 14 Ecosystems and Energy Flow
Exercises | Q 4.3 | Page 320
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