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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decomposition

Decomposition is the process by which organic substances are broken down into simpler ... Decomposition begins at the moment of death, caused by two factors: autolysis, the breaking down of tissues by the body's own internal chemicals and  ...

www.aftermath.com/content/human-decomposition

While the rate of human decomposition varies due to several factors, including weather, temperature, moisture, pH and oxygen levels, cause of death, and body  ...

treesforlife.org.uk/forest/forest-ecology/decomposition-and-decay

Decomposition and decay are vital processes, playing an essential role in the ... the action of bacteria inside the corpse causes putrefaction and swelling of the ...

techalive.mtu.edu/meec/module10/Decomposition.htm

Whan a plant, animal, or insect dies, that plant, animal, or insect is broken into tiny pieces and those pieces become part of the soil. This is called decomposition .

www.countrysideinfo.co.uk/decompos.htm

The following images show the gradual changes taking place as the body of a dead rabbit decomposes over a period of 5 months. Most of the visual changes ...

aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/landscape/dont-bag-it/chapter-1-the-decomposition-process

The process of decomposition — the breakdown of raw organic materials to a .... will cause the pile to “go anaerobic”, with the accompanying odor problems.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_gateway_pre_2011/greenworld/decayrev1.shtml

Speeding up decomposition. Decomposers such as bacteria and fungi cause decay at microscopic level. Other larger organisms help speed up decay by ...

www.theguardian.com/science/neurophilosophy/2015/may/05/life-after-death

May 5, 2015 ... Decomposition begins several minutes after death, with a process called ... This causes the muscles to become rigid, and locks the joints.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21216371

J Forensic Leg Med. 2011 Jan;18(1):6-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jflm.2010.10.003. Epub 2010 Nov 10. Factors and processes causing accelerated decomposition in ...

www.forbes.com/sites/alexberezow/2013/11/05/which-bacteria-decompose-your-dead-bloated-body

Nov 5, 2013 ... As bacteria decompose your body, they release awful smelling gases that cause it to bloat, which in turn forces a sickly green ooze of fluids out ...