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MOERSCHBACHER, Bruno, Kurt MENDGEN, 2000. Structural aspects of defense. In: SLUSARENKO, A., ed., R.S.S. FRASER, ed., L.C. VAN LOON, ed.. Mechanisms of Resistance to Plant Diseases. Dordrecht:Kluwer Acad. Publ., pp. 231-277. ISBN 1-4020-0399-4

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