chemical defense


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chemical defense

The methods, plans, and procedures involved in establishing and executing defensive measures against attack utilizing chemical agents. See also nuclear, biological, and chemical defense.
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Noun1.chemical defense - procedures involved in taking defensive measures against attacks using chemical agents
defense, defensive measure, defence - (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"
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If, on the other hand, females show no preference for their local host-plant species and/or there are negative relationships between their oviposition preferences and either food quality or chemical defense, we might conclude that diet breadth is not shaped by adaptation to either top-down or bottom-up selection.
Chemical defense in the seaweed Dictyopteris delicatula: differential effects against reef fishes and amphipods.
Chemical defense in the eggs and embryos of Antarctic sea stars (Echinodermata).
The department could stand up a chemical defense system that operated in major cities across the country to detect potential threats, as it has already done on the biodefense side, he noted.
The selective value of chemical defense for a toxin-producing individual would be greater than its weak detrimental effects (Mauricio and Rausher, 1997; Koricheva et al., 2004).
"...so the chemical defense in web silk may have evolved to not only protect the spider, but to reduce the time and energy that would otherwise be required to chase away invading ants," Prof Elgar added.
The new facility will consist of a nearly 30,000-SF, two-story, concrete-and-steel structure that will house laboratories for testing chemical defense equipment such as gas masks, filters and protective clothing.
Developed via an equity partnership with IIT Research Institute (IITRI), Chicago, and iMove Inc., Portland, Ore., the SVS offers a wealth of applications for the nuclear, biological, and chemical defense community.
"Unlike susceptible corn, B-96 has a chemical defense," he says.
Evolution of plant chemical defense against herbivores.
Department of Defense and its United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense to study the Company's PLX-R18 cell therapy product in the treatment of long term lung injuries following exposure to mustard gas.
Within the plant, a series of proteins work in a step-by-step fashion to churn out a chemical defense against predators.

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