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Immune responses: Photosynthetic defence

Plant defence against pathogens requires energy, which is provided by photosynthesis. But in addition to this indirect supply role, the photosynthetic light reaction is an active player in fighting off bacteria.

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Figure 1: The chloroplast as a defence organelle.


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