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Tolerant cyanobacteria strain has higher esterase activity.

(a) True

(b) False

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The above asked question is from Microorganisms and Pesticide Waste Treatment in section Biodegradation of Pesticides in the Environment of Environmental Biotechnology

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Right choice is (a) True

The explanation is: The tolerant strain of cyanobacteria, developed due to extended exposure to high levels of insecticide concentrations, usually show high esterase activity than the strains that are usually sensitive. Cyanobacteria Anabaena sp. are known to degrade Pyrethroids with high efficiency.

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