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hypersensitive response
Subject Category
S Biological Sciences
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
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Scope Note
Use for hypersensitivity in plants; For hypersensitivity in humans and animals USE hypersensitivity.
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Used For
hypersensitive reaction
hypersensitivity (plants)
plant hypersensitivity
Broader Term
resistance mechanisms
Related Term
gene-for-gene relationship
pathogenesis-related proteins
systemic acquired resistance
respuesta hipersensible
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