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hypersensitive response

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.
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  • plant hypersensitivity
  • hypersensitivity (plants)
  • hypersensitive reaction
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