At what rate does decomposition occur when detritus is rich in nitrogen and sugars?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

At what rate does decomposition occur when detritus is rich in nitrogen and sugars?
 
(a) Slower
 
(b) Faster
 
(c) Moderate
 
(d) Neutral
 
The question was posed to me during an online interview.
 
My question is taken from Ecosystem in chapter Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Right choice is (b) Faster
 
The explanation: When detritus is rich in nitrogen and sugars, the decomposition occurs at a faster rate. The physical and chemical process of break down complex organic remains (dead or decaying organisms) into inorganic substances is called decomposition.