What is defence mechanism?

Some articles on defence mechanism, mechanism, defences, defence:

Aposematism - Defence Mechanism
... Aposematism is a primary defence mechanism that warns potential predators of the existence of another, secondary defensive mechanism ... By definition, primary defences operate before a predator initiate any prey-catching behavior (Robinson, 1969 Edmunds, 1974) and their function is ... The organism's secondary means of defence may include Unpalatability such as from the bitter taste arising from some insects such as the ladybird or tiger moth, or the noxious odour produced by ...
Eyespot (wheat) - Plant Defences
... which interact with plant receptors and induce the plant defence mechanism ... This acts as a regulator of the plant defence mechanism ... As a further defence mechanism wheat releases WGA which contains lectins and has a toxic effect on metabolism of fungi ...

Famous quotes containing the words mechanism and/or defence:

    Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.
    Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947)

    To choose a hardship for ourselves is our only defence against that hardship. This is what is meant by accepting suffering.... Those who, by their very nature, can suffer completely, utterly, have an advantage. That is how we can disarm the power of suffering, make it our own creation, our own choice; submit to it. A justification for suicide.
    Cesare Pavese (1908–1950)