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__________ of some xenobiotic can be traced back to a biological origin.

(a) Carbon portion

(b) Sugar portion

(c) Potassium portion

(d) Calcium portion

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This intriguing question originated from Principle of Bacterial Degradation in division Biodegradation of Organic Pollutants of Environmental Biotechnology

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Correct choice is (a) Carbon portion

To elaborate: The carbon portion of some xenobiotic can be traced back to a biological origin to see if these substances were produced oil, natural gas or coal, sugar portion, potassium portion, calcium portion cannot be used to trace back the biological origin.

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