The major function of bacteria and fungi in an ecosystem is ___.
Absorption of inorganic nutrients
Degradation of complex inorganic nutrients
Recycling of nutrients in soil
Fixation of nitrogen and phosphorus
The correct option is C Recycling of nutrients in soil
Decomposers [bacteria and fungi] are the waste managers of any ecosystem. They are the final link in a food web breaking down dead organic matter from producers and consumers and ultimately returning energy to the environment during decomposition.