Which of the following statements is correct regarding sporopollenin?

  1. A) Sporopollenin is made up of inorganic materials
  2. B) Sporopollenin can be degraded by enzymes
  3. C) Sporopollenin can withstand high temperatures but not strong acids
  4. D) Sporopollenin can withstand high temperatures as well as strong acids and alkalis

Answer:D) Sporopollenin can withstand high temperatures as well as strong acids and alkalis

Explanation: Sporopollenin is the most resistant organic compound present in the outer layer (exine) of the pollen grains. It helps pollens in withstanding extreme conditions and preserving them as fossils.

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