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hypersensitive response
Subject Category
S Biological Sciences
Definition
A specific reaction of a plant to invading pathogens, parasites or pests by the production of biochemicals (e.g. phenolic compounds, phytoalexins) to prevent further spread of the invading organism. It is characterized by necrosis and cell death.
Definition Source
NAL Thesaurus Staff
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/11247.rdf
Scope Note
Use for hypersensitivity in plants; For hypersensitivity in humans and animals USE hypersensitivity.
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/11247
Used For
hypersensitive reaction
hypersensitivity (plants)
plant hypersensitivity
Broader Term
resistance mechanisms
Related Term
apoptosis
elicitors
gene-for-gene relationship
hypersensitivity
necrosis
pathogenesis-related proteins
systemic acquired resistance
Spanish
respuesta hipersensible
Term Number
11247