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Which of the following factors doesn’t influence the decomposition of xenobiotic compounds?

(a) pH

(b) Temperature

(c) Biota

(d) Redox potential

The question was posed to me in semester exam.

My question is from Microbial Adaptation to Pesticide Contaminated Environment in chapter Biodegradation of Pesticides in the Environment of Environmental Biotechnology

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Right choice is (c) Biota

Easiest explanation: Redox potential, pH, ion concentration and temperature are the factors that influence the decomposition of xenobiotic compounds. These are the physiochemical forces that affect various xenobiotic compounds present in the environment. Whereas, biota refers to as plant life along with animal life.

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