How Plants Defend Against Pathogens & Herbivores


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What are pathogens?

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1. Thorns are an example of which of the following?

2. Plants can release all sorts of defensive chemical compounds that act to do which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you understand about plant defenses for pathogens and herbivores with these study tools. You'll need to know details such as the purpose of thorns and the definition pathogens.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Discover how well you know how to:

  • Assess the compounds plants release and what they do
  • Determine a main feature of a hypersensitive response
  • Name the primary signal in systemic resistance

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding the compounds released by a plant and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the primary signal in systemic resistance

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the lesson entitled How Plants Defend Against Pathogens & Herbivores. The lesson adheres to the following objectives:

  • Define herbivores
  • Explain pathogens
  • Identify trichomes
  • Understand hypersensitive response