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Name important defence mechanisms in plants against herbivory.

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Defence is of 2 types Morphological and chemical Defences.
Morphological defence –

  • Thoms, spines, prickles, bristles
  • Stinging hair, sticky hair, hairy coating
  • Harbowing ants
  • Resemblance to dreaded animals.

Chemical Defences

  • Latex
  • Alkaloids
  • Tannins
  • Silica
  • Bitter taste, Offensive smell
  • Irritating substance
  • Poisonous cardiac glycosides.

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