What is the process of break down complex organic matter into inorganic substances called?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

What is the process of break down complex organic matter into inorganic substances called?
 
(a) Organization
 
(b) Decomposition
 
(c) Production
 
(d) Consumption
 
The question was posed to me by my school principal while I was bunking the class.
 
I’m obligated to ask this question of Ecosystem topic in division Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Right choice is (b) Decomposition
 
To explain I would say: The physical and chemical process of break down complex organic remains (dead or decaying organisms) into inorganic substances is called decomposition. It is carried out by the organisms called decomposers (invertebrates, fungus or bacteria).