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Which of the following is least affected by the toxicants released from the Beta-oxidation pesticide directly?

(a) Surface water

(b) Sediment

(c) Biota

(d) Target crop

This question was addressed to me in an international level competition.

My query is from Microbial Transformations of Pesticides in section Microbial Transformations of Pesticides of Environmental Biotechnology

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Right option is (d) Target crop

The best explanation: Target crop is benefited by the pesticide in short run but when this pesticide seep into the ground it reaches the surface water, sediment, biota and the soil, thereby causing major damage to the environment the other habitants. Target crop is least affected by the toxicants released from the pesticide directly as long as the insects and pests don’t harm the plants or crops.

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