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Fungi (as well as bacteria and various animals) are major decomposers.  What would the world be like if there were no decomposers of any kind?

Sep 27th, 2015

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Decomposers are organisms that are able to chemically break down dead material and make these elements available for use by other organisms. Without this breakdown of dead material, dead bodies would pile up. Since  decomposers also play a role in clean up also. Without them, life might not continue as we know it and dead material would overwhelm the Earth.

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Sep 28th, 2015

If there were no decomposers ,  nutrient cycles would be severely disrupted and the essential elements, perhaps with the exception of carbon, would not be available for life to continue. Nitrogen and phosphorus would be locked in dead material.  life would not continue and there would be a huge build up of dead material with many compounds locked inside these bodies.

Sep 28th, 2015

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