What is the role of decomposers in the ecosystem? 





Decomposers break down complex organic substances into simpler substances. 


Since decomposers help in decomposing dead plants and animals, they act as cleansing agents of the environment.

Also, the decomposers recycle nutrients from dead plants and animals, and their waste back to the ecosystem. 


Without decomposers, there would be a lot of dead plants and animals. Hence, the soil would lack nutrients plants need to grow and the entire ecosystem would break down

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