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Pyrethroids are susceptible to microbial degradation.

(a) True

(b) False

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Right option is (a) True

Best explanation: Degradation of toxic compounds, particularly the toxic ones and the hydrocarbon are co-metabolic in nature. Pyrethroids are known to be highly unstable chemicals and hence, they are mostly susceptible to microbial degradation, also, can be degraded by chemical hydrolysis.

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