HOW PLANTS DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST PATHOGENS

Phytoalexins

Phytoalexins

Phytoalexins Phytoalexins are toxic antimicrobial substances produced in plants only after stimulation by various types of phytopathogenic microorganisms or by chemical and mechanical injury. Phytoalexins are produced by healthy cells adjacent to localized damaged and necrotic cells in response to materials diffusing from the damaged cells. Phytoalexins are not produced during compatible biotrophic infections. Phytoalexins …

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