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Which of the following pesticide degradation methods is harmless for the environment?

(a) Microorganisms

(b) Chemical methods

(c) Physical methods

(d) Invertebrates

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The question is from Types of Pesticides in chapter Biodegradation of Pesticides in the Environment of Environmental Biotechnology

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Right choice is (a) Microorganisms

Explanation: If we use invertebrates for pesticide degradation, it will pose a great threat to the life of the organisms and also, they might release the toxic compounds into the environment but microorganisms are biotical method of degradation of the pesticides which do not possess any harm to the environment of other organisms. they do it by metabolic degradation of the pesticides. Chemical method is harmful and physical methods is very tedious and not efficient.

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