Disease resistance

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Disease resistance is the ability to prevent or reduce the presence of diseases in otherwise susceptible hosts. It can arise from genetic or environmental factors, such as incomplete penetrance.[1] Disease tolerance is different as it is the ability of a host to limit the impact of disease on host health.


  1. ^ MacArthur, Daniel (May 2016). "Superheroes of disease resistance". Nature Biotechnology. 34 (5): 512–513. doi:10.1038/nbt.3555. ISSN 1546-1696. PMID 27065009.