What Is a Decomposer in the Food Chain?

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A decomposer in a food chain is an organism that breaks down dead or decaying organisms. Decomposers make use of dead organisms and non-living organic compounds as their source of food. Examples of decomposers include worms and bacteria.
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A decomposer is a animal that helps the decomposing bussiness. It helps break down things like a worm decomposes rotten food.
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Plants Plants are the producers within the food chains; they use the sun's energy to create carbohydrates (usually in the form of sugar) from water and carbon dioxide. This process
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A typical food chain in a grassland:grass (producer)mouse
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Breaking down dead things and recycling their nutrients back into the food chain.
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A decomposer is an organism that breaks down dead or decaying organisms. Decomposers are heterotrophic, meaning that they use organic substrates to get their energy, carbon and nutrients for growth and development. They use deceased organisms and non-living organic compounds as their source of food.
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