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Which of the following factors is responsible for chemical accumulation in the organism?

(a) Nutrient load

(b) Temperature

(c) Lipophilicity

(d) pH

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This intriguing question comes from Measurement of Bioaccumulation topic in section Bioaccumulation of Toxicants of Environmental Biotechnology

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Right option is (c) Lipophilicity

Explanation: Chemical accumulation in the organism depends upon the lipid content and lipophilicity of an organism, whereas, the toxicant accumulation depends upon certain environmental conditions like Nutrient load, Temperature, pH.

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