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Steps of decomposition are fragmentation,leaching,catabolism,humification and mineralisation. Does all these steps are simultaneous or only first 3 steps are simultaneous and the last two occurs after them. I can't understand after reading this para from ncert(ecosystem)...?

Steps of decomposition are fragmentation,leaching,catabolism,humification and mineralisation. Does all these steps are simultaneous or only first 3 steps are simultaneous and the last two occurs after them.  I can't understand after reading  this para from ncert(ecosystem)...?

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Simran Vinaik
askIITians Faculty 1231 Points
2 years ago
All the three steps of decomposition that are fragmentation, leaching and catabolism occure simultaneously. These are the three main steps of decomposition

Humification and mineralization is formation of humus and minerals respectively are formed when decomposition is occuing.

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