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Which of the following microbes are known to degrade xenobiotic compounds?

(a) Planktonic algae

(b) Cyanobacteria

(c) Fungi

(d) Goldfish

This question was posed to me in final exam.

Enquiry is from Microorganisms and Pesticide Waste Treatment in division Biodegradation of Pesticides in the Environment of Environmental Biotechnology

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Correct answer is (d) Goldfish

The explanation: Goldfish is not a microbe which can be used to degrade the pollutants present in various wastes, whereas, Planktonic algae, cyanobacteria, fungi, protozoa, bacteria etc., are the microbes used to degrade xenobiotic compounds. Also, it can degrade all the pollutants efficiently, thereby causing no harm to the environment.

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