Kairomone refers to a chemical or mixture of chemicals emitted by an organism (e.g. a plant) that induces a response in an individual of another species (e.g. an insect) that is beneficial to the receiving organism.

An example of a kairomone is a plant scent that makes the plant more easily identifiable to an insect pest. (See also allomone)

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