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Which of the following when injected to an organism can replicate the function of natural endogenic estrogen?

(a) Gypsum

(b) Citric acid

(c) Xenoestrogen

(d) Oxalic acid

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Origin of the question is Microalgal Culture topic in portion Biotechnological Approaches of Microalgal Culture of Environmental Biotechnology

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The correct answer is (c) Xenoestrogen

Explanation: Xenoestrogen is a hormone that have similar functions to natural endogenic estrogen produced by the body of an organism but are chemically different and synthetically administered, Gypsum is the byproduct of the certain acids like Citric acid, Oxalic acid which are released from manufacturing industries, whereas, the byproduct I.e. gypsum is used for sodic soil reclamation.

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