What are decomposers?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

What are decomposers?
(a) Autotrophs
(b) Heterotrophs
(c) Parasites
(d) Organotrophs
I had been asked this question in quiz.
My doubt is from Ecosystem topic in section Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Right choice is (b) Heterotrophs
To elaborate: Decomposers are heterotrophs. The organisms that are responsible for the break down complex organic matter (dead or decaying organisms) into inorganic substances are called decomposers (detritivores).