defence reaction

NOUN
  1. (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
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How To Use defence reaction In A Sentence

  • The success of a pathogen in infecting a host plant depends on how rapidly the plant recognizes the pathogen and activates appropriate defence reactions.
  • On the other hand, a relatively high percentage of infections during storage at 4°C supported the idea that endophytic microbes in Scots pine buds are a potential cause of the defence reactions.
  • The main common defence reaction is the hypersensitive response, characterized by the induction of rapid cell death at the site of the attempted attack by either an avirulent strain of a pathogen or a non-pathogen.
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