What Are Interrelationship Of Plants Soil And Decomposers Of Forest?


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Decomposers are microorganisms that exist in the soil. They are microbes, and they break down the dead organisms and as such release their nutrients back into the soil. They play a vital role in the forest in providing nutrients to the plants. The most common varieties are bacteria and fungi, and these would be prevalent in a forest situation and environment.

Often, the canopy of a forest or jungle can block out the sunlight or rainfall to the layers below, which means this process is integral to their survival. With limited light for photosynthesis, and limited water for osmosis and general sustenance, the decomposition process is vital. The decomposers break down fallen leaves and branches into materials that plant life can use. This also improves the soil quality, meaning it can hold more water for longer; especially useful in times of low rainfall or if there is difficulty in rain getting through.

Soil is practically a living entity, made up of dirt which itself is made up of sand, clay and earth and the nutrients and microbes.

For more information on this decomposition and harvesting process, you should look up the nitrogen cycle, which will explain the balanced nature of life and death and the relationships the weather, forests, ground and bacteria have together.

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