Which are the organisms called those who are responsible for the break down complex organic matter into inorganic substances?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

Which are the organisms called those who are responsible for the break down complex organic matter into inorganic substances?
 
(a) Decomposers
 
(b) Producers
 
(c) Consumers
 
(d) Herbivores
 
This question was posed to me by my college professor while I was bunking the class.
 
This intriguing question originated from Ecosystem in portion Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Correct answer is (a) Decomposers
 
Explanation: The organisms that are responsible for the break down complex organic matter (dead or decaying organisms) into inorganic substances are called decomposers (detritivores). The decomposers or detritivores may include invertebrates, fungus or bacteria.