decomposition

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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.
2-], are abundant in ASS (Walker 1972; van Breemen 1973; Dent 1986) and can be important terminal electron acceptors during the anaerobic decay of organic matter.