What important compounds do decomposers return to the soil?
Why are decomposers important to other living things?
Asked in Botany or Plant Biology
What chemical changes do protein compounds undergo after plants and animals die?
Asked in Biology
Why are decomposers important in the carbon cycle?
Decomposers return non-living (like organic wastes) and deceased organic matter to the ecosystem by consuming them for energy and producing organic material through biosynthesis that can be used by other organisms. Essentially, large carbon-containing compounds are decomposed into smaller carbon-containing nutrients, usually left in the soil.
Asked in Biology, Ecosystems, Bacteria
What important role do bacteria called decomposers play?
Asked in Ecosystems
Why is the nutrient cycle important to ecosystems?
Asked in Environmental Issues, Ecosystems
What is the role of decomposers in nitrogen cycle?
Asked in Food Chains and Food Webs
Decomposers are important in the food chain because?
What is the importance of decomposers to other living things?
Asked in Biomes, Grasslands, Soil
Why is the soil in most grassland biomes so fertile?
Asked in Ecosystems, Decomposers
What is one benefit of decomposers?
The benefit of decomposers is that these organisms get rid of waste and dead matter in the food chain. Decomposers are beetles, earthworms, fungi, and other organisms that feed on or break down decaying material. In ecosystems, they are important because without them decaying matter would pile up. Likewise, by breaking down organic matter, decomposers return nutrients to the soil.