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The high persistence of halogenated xenobiotic can be overcomed by anaerobic bacteria.

(a) True

(b) False

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Question is from Cometabolic Degradation of Organic Pollutants topic in portion Biodegradation of Organic Pollutants of Environmental Biotechnology

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Right option is (a) True

To explain: To overcome the high persistence of halogenated xenobiotics, anaerobic bacteria plays an important role by converting them into simpler compounds by utilizing them as their sole carbon source and metabolizing them.

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