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Defense Means Against Pathogens and Parasites: Reactive Oxygen Species

  • Christian E. W. Steinberg
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Abstract

The rapid reductive activation of oxygen, the oxidative burst, is central when plants and animals defend themselves against invading bacteria, viruses, or fungi. This energy-demanding process and subsequent processes, such as sex reversal particularly in gammarids, have wide-reaching consequences for the host populations which shall be displayed by key examples especially from aquatic systems.

Keywords

Hypersensitive Response Oxidative Burst Induce Systemic Resistance Systemic Acquire Resistance Signal Crayfish 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biology Laboratory of Freshwater and Stress EcologyHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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