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7th April 2014
Plant defence against herbivory defines a cascade of morphological, biochemical, and molecular alterations in plants to improve their survival and reproduction by reducing herbivore preference and performance . Plant resistance against herbivores can be either constitutive (expressed irrespective of the external stimuli) or induced in response to an attack by the predator. Inducible plant defence is a paradigm of phenotypic plasticity that elicits physiological or behavioural changes in the invader .Read more ...