Antibiosis

Antibiosis is a biological interaction between two or more organisms that is detrimental to at least one of them or an antagonistic association between an organism and the metabolic substances produced by another.

The general relationship between an antibiotic and an infectious organism is one of antibiosis. This word refers to an association of two organisms in which one is harmed or killed by the other. The relationship between human beings and disease-causing pathogens is one of antibiosis. If a person is affected by germs, he is the injured organism.

Antibiosis is commonly found and studied between host plants and the insects which feed upon them.

"Antibiosis resistance affects the biology of the insect so pest abundance and subsequent damage is reduced compared to that which would have occurred if the insect was on a susceptible crop variety. Antibiosis resistance often results in increased mortality or reduced longevity and reproduction of the insect."

Other articles related to "antibiosis":

Soybean Aphid - Host Plant Resistance
... Resistance may be conferred by antibiosis, antixenosis, or tolerance ... soybean aphid results from a combination of both antibiosis and antixenosis ... In the case of antibiosis, certain life stages of the soybean aphid may be more susceptible than others ...
Antibacterial - History
... More recent observations made in the laboratory of antibiosis between micro-organisms led to the discovery of natural antibacterials produced by microorganisms ... The term 'antibiosis', meaning "against life," was introduced by the French bacteriologist Vuillemin as a descriptive name of the phenomenon exhibited by ... Antibiosis was first described in 1877 in bacteria when Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch observed that an airborne bacillus could inhibit the growth of ...