What is the process called when detritivores feed on larger pieces and leave smaller fragments behind?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

What is the process called when detritivores feed on larger pieces and leave smaller fragments behind?
 
(a) Leaching
 
(b) Catabolism
 
(c) Fragmentation
 
(d) Mineralization
 
I got this question by my school principal while I was bunking the class.
 
This intriguing question originated from Ecosystem in division Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

The correct option is (c) Fragmentation
 
The best explanation: The process called when detritivores feed on larger pieces and leave smaller fragments behind is called fragmentation. It is carried out by many detritivores such as carrion beetles, earthworms, termites, etc.