In a question about carbon recycling in dead insect bodies, do you talk about the carbon cycle itself or material decay?

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I'm sitting AQA GCSE Additional Science (Biology) tomorrow and I was working through a past paper to come across a question about the recycling of carbon in dead insect matter. Do you need to talk about the carbon cycle or the process of material decay (i.e. via microorganisms and deritus feeders)? I know how to answer it, both ways, but I just wasn't sure.

The question is: How is carbon recycled in dead insect bodies?

Thank you!

Posted Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 12:20 by Ryan Gould

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I know it's a bit late but you talk about both cause they both link, i.e, the detritus feeders give out carbon dioxide when they respire :)

Answered Tue 5th June, 2012 @ 18:06 by jenny100