Plant Defense Against Disease (What chemicals can plants produce? What…
Plant Defense Against Disease
How are plants adapted to prevent themselves by being eaten by herbivores?
Mechanical protection on the surface of the plant; complex polymers that reduce plant digestibility to animals; and toxins that kill or repel herbivores.
How can plant disease be detected, identified and prevented?
Visible discoloration. e.g. yellowing of the leaf, leaf wilting or black spots.
How are plants adapted to prevent disease?
Reduction of pathogen growth on/in the plant.
What chemicals can plants produce? What effect fo they have on bacteria, fungi or herbivores trying to eat them
Can kill insects and small animans
Examples of diseases that affect plants.
Bacterial disease that affects fruits like apples, pears, fruit trees, roses and small fruits.
Sudden Oak Death
Kills oak and other species of trees