Lakhmir Singh Solutions Class 10 Biology Solutions for Exercise in Chapter 5 - Our Environment

Question 18 Exercise

(a) Define decomposers. Name one decomposer.

(b) What is the role of decomposers in the ecosystem?


(a) Micro-organisms that break down the complex organic compounds present in dead plants and animals and their products, such as feces and urine, into simpler substances, are called decomposers. Bacteria are decomposers.

(b) Decomposers decompose dead plants and animals and keep the environment clean and fresh.

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