hypersensitive response

1. A specific reaction of a plant to attack by a pathogen. The plant cells surrounding the point of infection rapidly die and dry out, so that pathogen spread within the plant is prevented. Often associated with the interaction of race-specific R genes with a matching pathogen avirulence.
2. The abnormal response of an animal to the presence of a particular antigen.

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