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Which of the following is used to prevent germination of fungal spores?

(a) Fungicides

(b) Insecticides

(c) Nematicides

(d) Acaricides

I had been asked this question during an interview.

Enquiry is from Types of Pesticides in chapter Biodegradation of Pesticides in the Environment of Environmental Biotechnology

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The correct option is (a) Fungicides

For explanation I would say: Fungicides are used against fungus, to control the growth of fungus, the protectant category of the fungicides is used to prevent germination of fungal spores by forming a surface deposit on foliage, insecticides are used to kill insects, Nematicides are generally used to kill and control the population of nematodes in various places like houses, acaricides is used to control the population of mites.

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