1) The mechanisms of disease resistance at the cellular level are termed innate or plant immunity – see ETI and MTI. 2) The original definition concerns the ability to avoid infection entirely without a visible defence response. A useful concept in virus biology where the ability to infect is dependent on host factors which might not work with the apparatus of the virus.
Adapted from: Tronsmo, A.M., Collinge, D.B., Djurle, A., Munk, L., Yuen, J. and. Tronsmo, A. 2020 Plant pathology and plant diseases. CABI, Wallingford.
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