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- n. Plural form of necrotroph.
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However, the strategy doesn't work against the ToxA fungi because they're "necrotrophs," pathogens that feed on dead tissue.
Conversely, in the case of necrotrophs, programmed cell death supports the growth of the pathogen.
As a result, jasmonic acid and ethylene (JA/ET) - dependent signaling is reported to be operational in the case of necrotrophs