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Therefore, considering the need to understand the processes involving invasive macrophytes in tropical environments and the importance of the nutrient contribution of this group, the aim of this study was to describe the kinetic aspects of the anaerobic decomposition of the submersed aquatic plants Egeria densa and Hydrilla verticillata from the Jupia and Porto Primavera reservoirs (Brazil), emphasizing the temporal decay of organic matter and carbon balance.
The decay of organic matter takes place incessantly in the garden, in the way of donations from animals and birds, leaves, roots, flowers, feathers and fallen old nests.
Rates of decay of organic matter in wetland environments are strongly influenced by the species of emergent vascular plants and the chemical composition of plant tissues (Polunin 1984; Webster and Benfield 1986).