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Plant Defense Against Herbivory MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Plant Defense Against Herbivory
Tree Number(s)
G15.579
Unique ID
D000082462
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000082462
Scope Note
Traits developed in plants that help them avoid being used as host plants or food sources; or to tolerate and recover from HERBIVORY. Traits may be mechanical or chemical such as those that affect accessibility (thorns, thick husks, etc.), attractiveness to herbivore (odor, color, texture, etc.), digestibility (toxins, lignins, etc.), and movement in response to touch.
Entry Term(s)
Anti-Herbivore Defense
Anti-Herbivore Defenses
Host-Plant Resistance
Host-Plant Tolerance
Plant Anti-Xenosis
Plant Antibiosis
Plant Antixenosis
Plant Resistance to Herbivory
Public MeSH Note
2021
History Note
2021
Date Established
2021/01/01
Date of Entry
2020/07/07
Revision Date
2020/07/22
Plant Defense Against Herbivory Preferred
Plant Antibiosis Narrower
Plant Antixenosis Narrower
Host-Plant Tolerance Related
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