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Appeared in Year: 2014

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Describe various structural and chemical defence mechanisms developed by plants. (Paper 2, Section B)


  • Plants need to protect themselves from various threats.
  • So, some plants have modified parts that are used for defence.
  • These defense mechanisms are used to protect plants from herbivorous animals and insects and also from insects laying eggs on the plant.

Structural Defense Mechanisms

Microscopy visible structural characteristics present on the

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