Biochemical Defense Mechanism: The biochemical defense mechanism may consist of the presence or absence of a particular chemical substance or group of substances in a host plant which interferes with the growth and multiplication of the pathogen. Both inducible and constitutive defenses exist. Recent Advances in Phytochemistry, vol 10. Plants have evolved a plethora of different chemical defenses covering nearly all classes of (secondary) metabolites that represent a major barrier to herbivory: Some are constitutive; others are induced after attack. In: Wallace J.W., Mansell R.L. It is the last line of host defense in plants. Plants have evolved an enormous array of mechanical and chemical defenses against the animals that eat them. Biochemical Defense: Although structural defense mechanisms do prevent the attack of the pathogen, the defense mechanism also includes the chemical substances produced in the plant cells before or after the infection. PRE-EXISTING BIOCHEMICAL DEFENCE Plants liberate different chemicals, which interfere with activities of the pathogen and pathogenesis, thereby preventing or reduce infection. Chemical arms races eventually results in plant families acquiring a complex of defenses that exclude all but a fauna of related taxa of specialist herbivores! 40 List of Chemicals Derived from Plants - Herbal Drugs used in many application from manufacturing to the most significant as medicine - today there must be more than a hundred and twenty chemical derived from plants used for medicine purposes all over the world. Why plants, by virtue of their ability to photosynthesize, should occupy a unique place in theories of chemical defense allocation is unclear. It has now been established that biochemical defense mechanisms play more important role than the structural defense mechanisms. Hypersensitivity response (hr) The HR is characterized by the rapid death of cells in … II. Many compounds act directly on the herbivore, whereas others act indirectly via the attraction of organisms from other trophic levels that, in turn, protect the plant. 2. The biosynthesis of defensive substances in plants can be induced by microbial or herbivoral attack. What are the predictors for the level of defense exhibited?! Chemical defense in plant 1. Surprising parallels exist between the chemical defense mechanisms of plants and animals. This may condition a plant or plant tissue from susceptible to resistance as per their genetic potential. Under what conditions do plants evolve different kinds of defenses?! Plants deploy a wide array of secondary metabolites (also known as specialized metabolites or natural products) that facilitate interactions with the biotic and abiotic environment, including the essential role of chemical defense against herbivores and pathogens. Plant defense theory! Assessing costs. Plant Chemical Defense is Highly Complex. 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