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hypersensitive response

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.
Concept Schemes:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt-core
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Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • plant hypersensitivity
  • hypersensitivity (plants)
  • hypersensitive reaction
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/11247
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RDF/XMLCreated 2006-01-19, last modified 2015-11-04
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