Fungi are decomposers. They absorb food by breaking down another organism and using its nutrients. Fungi are heterotrophs.
Because the human body cannot absorb nutrients from foods, without breaking them down into smaller parts.
Respiration is the breaking down of food molecules to release energy which enables us to do all of the life processes E.G: Movement, Reproduction, Sensitivity, Excretion, Growth etc
Many fungi play a crucial role in decomposition (breaking things down) and returning nutrients to the soil. They are also used in medicine, an example is theanribiotic penicillin, as well as in industry and food preparation.
I think its Digestion.. =\
In metabolism, the catabolic process involves breaking down nutrients. More specifically, the Krebs Cycle breaks down the nutrients.
Bacteria use food like dead tissues for their own growth and reproduction and the rest becomes separate organic and inorganic chemicals that other organisms can use.
Mitochondria are responsible for breaking down nutrients. They also take in nutrients and are responsible for making energy for cells.
the trees have nutrients and the mushrooms are feeding off the nutrients, so they're practically breaking down or decomposing the tree
Giraffes are not decomposers. While decomposers get nutrients from breaking down dead organisms, giraffes get nutrients from the food that they eat. Giraffes are consumers.