Is rubber a primary metabolite or a secondary metabolite? Write four sentences about rubber.

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Solution:
Rubber is actually a secondary metabolite because the of its unknown function in plants physiology

The following can be further said about rubber being of significance to humans: -

1. Rubber is for human commercial importance.
2. It undergoes the process of vulcanisation to be of use to humans.
3. It does not have any known function in plants, so it is called a secondary metabolite.
4. It is used for the production of various products like tyres, gloves, toys etc.

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