. What is Decomposers or saprotrophs
Decomposers or saprotrophs consisting mostly of bacteria and fungi, which live on dead organic matter or detritus, the decomposers do not ingest their food. Instead, they release different enzymes from their bodies into the dead and decaying plant and animal remains. The extra cellular digestion of the dead remains, leads to the release of simpler inorganic substances, which are then, utilized by the decomposers. The producers from the first trophic level, herbivores the second, and carnivores constitute and third.