disease resistance

disease resistance
The genetically determined ability to prevent the reproduction of a pathogen, thereby remaining healthy. Some resistances operate by pathogen exclusion, some by preventing pathogen spread, and some by tolerating pathogen toxin.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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