What does decomposition depend on?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

What does decomposition depend on?
(a) Oxygen
(b) Nitrogen
(c) Ammonia
(d) Carbon monoxide
The question was posed to me in an interview.
My question comes from Ecosystem topic in section Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Right answer is (a) Oxygen
Easy explanation: The process of break down complex organic matter (dead or decaying organisms) into inorganic substances is called decomposition. It is an aerobic process and is largely dependent on the availability of oxygen.