Plants defend against insects by inducing 'leaky gut syndrome': Damaging the gut lining of insects is one way plants defend against being eaten

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Plants may induce 'leaky gut syndrome' -- permeability of the gut lining -- in insects as part of a multipronged strategy for protecting themselves from being eaten, according to researchers. By improving our understanding of plant defenses, the findings could contribute to the development of new pest control methods.

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