dead organic matter

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  • Instead of consuming dead organic matter they attack living plants. Cited from Organic Gardener's Composting, by Steve Solomon
  • Forests are made up of a diversity of species and they build dead organic matter into soils over time.
  • Others are detritivores that help to break down forest litter and dead organic matter such as skin cells.
  • Others are detritivores that help to break down forest litter and dead organic matter, such as skin cells.
  • Trampling can be of benefit because it breaks up accumulated dead organic matter.
  • The general effect is that the plants in the marsh die off and brown, leaving dead organic matter, and ultimately open sediment.
  • The stump, however, will not regenerate since it is dead organic matter.
  • These nocturnal insects use their strong mandibles to feed primarily on dead organic matter but can also eat other insects.
  • The other main category of consumption is detritivory, the consumption of dead organic matter.
  • Although molds can grow on dead organic matter everywhere in nature, their presence is visible to the unaided eye only when they form large colonies.
  • Incomplete burning of both living and dead organic matter results in the emission of methane.
  • They have biting mouthparts and feed on a variety of live prey and dead organic matter.
  • The carbon and nutrients in dead organic matter are broken down by a group of processes known as decomposition.
  • Soils provide readily available nutrients to plants and animals by converting dead organic matter into various nutrient forms.
  • The chemical alteration of dead organic matter is primarily achieved through bacterial and fungal action.
  • It is produced by biodegradation of dead organic matter.
  • Such grasses would allow a buildup of dead organic matter, which together with the increased growth, would reduce the growth of less vigorous species.
  • Rather, they will use dead organic matter; however, when a wound is present the flies will lay their eggs in it, causing myiasis.
  • As water moves through dead organic matter, it dissolves and carries with it the water-soluble components.
  • Without termites, the accumulation of dead organic matter on the forest floor would become detrimental to integrity of that forest.
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