Which organisms carry out the fragmentation of detritus?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

Which organisms carry out the fragmentation of detritus?
 
(a) Sponges
 
(b) Vertebrates
 
(c) Detritivores
 
(d) Zooplankton
 
The question was posed to me in examination.
 
This intriguing question comes from Ecosystem topic in chapter Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Correct answer is (c) Detritivores
 
Explanation: The process of fragmentation of detritus is done by detritivores. These are also known as decomposers and are the organisms responsible for the break down complex organic matter (dead or decaying organisms) into inorganic substances.