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Why is a plant called Prosopis juliflora often mentioned in news?
(a) Its extract is widely used in cosmetics.
(b) It tends to reduce the biodiversity in the area in which it grows.
(c) Its extract is used in the synthesis of pesticides.
(d) None of the above

Answer:

B

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Explanation:

Prosopis juliflora, also known as mesquite or vilayati babool, is often mentioned in the news because it is an invasive plant species that tends to reduce the biodiversity in the areas where it grows. Its rapid growth and ability to outcompete native vegetation can disrupt ecosystems and negatively impact the natural balance of flora and fauna in the area. Efforts are made to control its spread and mitigate its negative effects on biodiversity.

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