Rot - the process of breaking down complex organic compounds microorganisms, accompanied by release of ammonia, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide, methane, amines (the last part of the so-called corpse poison). Formed by the decay of fat, amino - and keto acid, alcohol can be used by microorganisms. Rotting plays an important role in the circulation of substances in nature. In a living organism putrefaction processes are performed in the intestinal tract. In some cases the products of life activity of putrefactive microflora can be absorbed by the body. When constipation , and bowel obstruction absorption of products of decomposition can lead to the poisoning of the body. Lactic acid bacteria have a dampening effect on putrefactive microflora of the intestine.