Anonymous asked in Environment · 1 decade ago

producers, consumers, and decomposers! I NEED AN ANSWER QUICK!!!?

what exactly are producers, decomposers, and consumers???

give me a list??? I need the answer by TODAY!!

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Producers are basically plants or anything that produces its own food.

    Consumers - an organism, usually an animal, that feeds on plants or other animals

    Decomposer - An organism, often a bacterium or fungus, that feeds on and breaks down dead plant or animal matter, thus making organic nutrients available to the ecosystem.

    Most fungi.

  • 1 decade ago

    Decomposers (or saprotrophs) are heterotrophic organisms that obtain their energy from deceased organisms. They, themselves, are organisms (often fungi, Earthworms or bacteria) that break down organic materials to gain nutrients and energy. Decomposition is a natural process that will happen by default, but decomposers accelerate the process. The role that decomposers perform in an ecosystem is extremely important. Without them, organic matter would be piled up on our grounds from past years. In addition, some plants would not receive the required nutrients and might die. When an organism dies, it leaves behind nutrients that are locked tightly together. A scavenger may eat the carcass, but its feces still contains a considerable amount of unused energy and nutrients. Decomposers will later induce further breakdown. This last step releases raw nutrients (such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and magnesium) in a form usable to plants, which quickly incorporate the chemicals into their own cells. This process greatly increases the nutrient-load of an ecosystem, in turn allowing for greater biodiversity. An example of decomposers is the numerous fungi on the right; they break down the dead tree converting its remaining stored energy to free energy. Although, Decomposers are generally located on the bottom of ecosystem diagrams such as food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids; the decomposers in the biosphere are crucial to the environment. By breaking down dead material, they provide some of the required nutrients that other organisms need to survive.

    Types of Decomposers



    Plants are producers

    Animals are consumers

  • 1 decade ago

    producers,consumers and decomposers are in food chain or food web.

    Here's the meaning;


    *organism which can synthesise their own food

    *green plants are producers.They make food by means of photosynthesis,using sunlight as a source of energy.


    *organism that cannot synthesis their own food must obtain it from producers,either directly or indirectly.

    *these organism is called consumers

    *Organism which feed on producers are called primary consumers.organism which feed on primary consumers are called secondary consumers,and so on.


    *bacteria and fungi that feed on dead organisms in soil

  • 1 decade ago

    producers are basically plants they are refered to as that because they can produce their own food via photosynthesis. Consumers are carnivores such as you and me and all other animals that eat meat. And decomposers are things like fungi that basically decompose things. Hope that helps :)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    producers produce their own food using photosynthesis.

    consumers eat producers, and are not able to produce their own food.

    decomposers decompose decaying plant and animal matter.

  • 1 decade ago

    producers are organisms that make their own food.

    consumers are organisms that depend on other organisms for food.

    decomposers are organisms that decays a dead organism for food.

  • 1 decade ago

    producers are plants.

    consumers are animals.

    decomposers are fungi and worms.

    Source(s): high school bio
  • 4 years ago

    I would say it comes under second order..

  • 5 years ago


  • 1 decade ago

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