Why are bacteria and fungi called decomposers? List any two advantages of decomposers to the environment?



Bacteria and fungi are called decomposers because they decompose dead and decaying organic matter into simpler substances and provide the nutrients back to the soil.

Advantages of decomposers to the environment are:

  • Helps in natural replenishment of the soil.
  • They act as natural scavengers.
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