What is the process of the formation of a dark-colored amorphous substance called?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

What is the process of the formation of a dark-colored amorphous substance called?
 
(a) Leaching
 
(b) Catabolism
 
(c) Fragmentation
 
(d) Humification
 
I had been asked this question in an interview for internship.
 
My question comes from Ecosystem in chapter Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Right choice is (d) Humification
 
The explanation is: The process of formation of dark-colored amorphous substance is called humification. This substance is called humus that is highly resistant to any microbial action and decomposes at a slower rate.