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Which of the following factors is not used to determine the response of aquatic environment water and sediment biota to pollutants?

(a) Altered growth rate

(b) Fermentation

(c) Physiological activity at cellular level

(d) Physiological activity at organism level

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My question is from Biodegradable Organic Pollutants in portion Biodegradation of Organic Pollutants of Environmental Biotechnology

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Correct choice is (b) Fermentation

Easy explanation: Aquatic environment water and sediment biota to respond to pollutants by showing alterations in growth rate, physiological activity at cellular level and physiological activity at organism level, whereas, fermentation doesn’t happen at the sediment biota.

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