Decomposers?

Daniel B. Wheeler dwheeler at ipns.com
Thu Jun 20 04:08:14 EST 2002


lillysam_1 at lycos.com (lilly sam) wrote in message news:<72ed10e2.0206172040.67588c8d at posting.google.com>...
> http://askearth.com/go/view_request?request=24150&a=ng

The above URL asks for a definition of a "decomposer".

The answer is: a decomposer is a bacteria or fungus which breaks down
the chemical bonds of a substance. In nature, mostly this is
accomplished by fungi. Without them, it has been estimated that all
land-area of the earth would be some 55 feet deep in plant and animal
debris, and feces. (I don't feel like posting the answer for pay,
though.)

Daniel B. wheeler
www.oregonwhitetruffles.com




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