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    Rights: A&L Schipper Published 1 December 2016 Size: 1.5 MB Referencing Hub media

    In the soil, decomposers (such as microbes and soil animals) break down dead plant material. As well as making nutrients available for living plants, this process also releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

    Acknowledgement: A&L Schipper

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