Which of the following organism contributes to the CO2 pool by the processing of waste materials and dead organic matter?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 4 months ago

Which of the following organism contributes to the CO2 pool by the processing of waste materials and dead organic matter?
 
(a) Carnivores
 
(b) Herbivores
 
(c) Decomposers
 
(d) Producers
 
The question was asked during an interview for a job.
 
The query is from Ecosystem in section Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 4 months ago

The correct option is (c) Decomposers
 
Easy explanation: The organisms that are responsible for the break down complex organic matter (dead or decaying organisms) into inorganic substances are called decomposers (detritivores). They process the dead matter present on land and oceans. The decomposers or detritivores may include invertebrates, fungus or bacteria.