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Which of the following is not used for protection of plants against fungus before the development of synthetic fungicides?

(a) Sulphur compound

(b) Copper compound

(c) Lime sulphur

(d) Uranium

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

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Right choice is (d) Uranium

For explanation I would say: Uranium is a toxic metal, it is radioactive and can cause a great deal of harm to the environment and the surroundings, Sulphur compound or copper compound, lime sulphur which is a mixture of various calcium polysulphides and also, elemental sulphur was used as a protectant against the fungal growth before the advent of synthetic organic based fungicides.

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