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Synonyms for decompose

Synonyms for decompose

to reduce or become reduced to pieces or components

to become or cause to become rotten or unsound

Synonyms for decompose

separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts

lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current

break down

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Abuzinadah and Read (1986) suggested that the ability of ectomycorrhizal fungi to utilize organic forms of N would restrict losses to decomposer populations and lead to tighter nutrient cycling.
Mr Kang said the waste decomposer was a fairly new venture and they had only produced about 3,500 so far, but they hoped to produce a lot more and develop a larger venture which could be used by restaurants.
Slugs are decomposers, which means they live on animal droppings and dead plant matter that they recycle into soil.
While interpreters can expect a general audience to understand the fundamentals of predator-prey relationships, the role of decomposers in an ecosystem, or the nuances of photosynthesis, they may not possess the same expertise when it comes to geology.
Decomposers, such as bacteria and fungi, consume these leaves and transport them through the soil as nutrients for new growth.
Scavengers feed on the rotting flesh, while decomposers, including bacteria and fungi, break it down.
Factors influencing the acquisition of rodent carrion by vertebrate scavengers and decomposers.
On view will be live animal and plant decomposers including maggots, flesh-eating beetles, camel crickets, sow bugs, millipedes and roaches at work in a rotting log.
The girls then built a bug hotel to provide a habitat for insects and hibernating animals and a log pile to encourage decomposers to broaden the ecology in this area.
The tropics is a place for happy plants and less happy" decomposers, said study leader Michael Kaspari, a zoologist at the University of Oklahoma.
In addition to having a significant role in nutrient recycling, macrophytes provide substrate for consumers and decomposers, water circulation and sediment stabilization, also acting as accumulating filters and contributing to the production of detritus (PEIRO; ALVES, 2004).
These adroit decomposers perform that essential role by producing specialized enzymes.
Large molecular weight compounds found in leaves such as lignin also play a role in slowing down the decomposition process as decomposers must first release enzymes to break down these large molecules (Melillo and others 1982).
In the process, decomposers also make nutrients available for other organisms.
Discover how scavengers and decomposers clean up the earth.