At what rate does decomposition occur when detritus is rich in lignin and chitin?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

At what rate does decomposition occur when detritus is rich in lignin and chitin?
 
(a) Faster
 
(b) Neutral
 
(c) Moderate
 
(d) Slower
 
I got this question in my homework.
 
The origin of the question is Ecosystem topic in section Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Correct option is (d) Slower
 
To explain: When detritus is rich in lignin and chitin the decomposition occurs at a slower rate. The physical and chemical process of break down complex organic remains (dead or decaying organisms) into inorganic substances is called decomposition.