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Decomposition - Wikipedia

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Decomposition is the process by which organic substances are broken down into simpler matter. The process is is a part of nutrient cycle and is essential for recycling the finite matter that occupie...

BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Decay processes

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Materials from living things decay because they are digested (broken down) by microorganisms. These microorganisms cause decay by releasing enzymes that  ...

BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Decay

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Decay is an essential life process, which helps to digest food and recycle materials. Bacteria ... They both cause decay by releasing enzymes which break down ...

Why Does Food Rot? | Wonderopolis

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What causes these changes within foods? ... of food, as well as within any cracks or holes in the surface of the food, further contributing to increased decay.

Decomposition and Decay | Trees for Life

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Decomposition and decay are vital processes, playing an essential role in the ... quite negatively, with the former mainly associated with things that are rotten, have .... the action of bacteria inside the corpse causes putrefaction and swelling of ...

Decomposition

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If every organism that died did not decay and rot away, the earth's surface would soon be covered in a deep layer of dead bodies that would remain intact ...

Most Particles Decay — But Why? | Of Particular Significance

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Why do most particles disintegrate [the technical term is ``decay''] into other ... has some sort of interaction with — other things, in particular the air and the pegs at its .... particle decay increases entropy (a tiny bit), this is a symptom, not a cause.

Tooth Decay-Topic Overview - WebMD

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If not treated, tooth decay can cause pain, infection, and tooth loss. A tooth has ... Things that make you more likely to have tooth decay include: Not brushing and ...

Recycling the dead | Science News for Students

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Sep 27, 2014 ... The world would be very different if the rates at which things decay were ... in temperature will tend to cause reactions to happen more quickly.”.