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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxis

A taxis is the movement of an organism in response to a stimulus such as light or the presence of food. Taxes are innate behavioural responses. A taxis differs from a tropism (turning response, often growth towards or away from a stimulus) in that in the case of taxis, the organism has motility and demonstrates guided ...

www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Taxis

Feb 13, 2016 ... The difference though is that in kinesis the movement is random or not directionally oriented whereas in taxis the movement is directional. The movement may be positive or negative. A positive taxis is one in which the organism or a cell moves towards the source of stimulation (attraction). A negative taxis is ...

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A summary of Movement: Taxis and Kinesis in 's Animal Behavior: Orientation and Navigation. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Animal Behavior: Orientation and Navigation and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans.

www.britannica.com/topic/taxis

In taxis, an animal orients itself in a specific spatial relationship to a stimulus. The orientation may be simply an alteration of body position or it may be an alteration of locomotor direction so that the animal moves toward, away from, or at a fixed angle to the source of the stimulus. Sources that elicit a taxis response, which ...

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Goal 4 - Tropism and Taxis Notes. Tropisms Tropisms are directional movement responses in plants that occur in response to a directional stimulus. Tropisms are controlled by a plant hormone called auxin. Tropisms are named based upon the stimulus. Types of tropisms: Phototropism – The way a plant grows or bends in ...

www.encyclopedia.com/science-and-technology/biology-and-genetics/biology-general/taxis

taxis (taxic response; tactic movement) The movement of a cell (e.g. a gamete) or a microorganism in response to an external stimulus. Certain microorganisms have a light-sensitive region that enables them to move towards or away from high light intensities (positive and negative phototaxis respectively). Many bacteria ...

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Nov 20, 2012 ... Positive taxis causes the animal to go toward the stimuli, negative taxis causes the animal to go away from it. Kinesis is neither positive nor negative and does not cause the animal to go in a specific direction. Sources Raven, Peter H., and George B. Johnson. Biology. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2002. Print.

en.wiktionary.org/wiki/taxis

taxis (plural taxes). (biology) The directional movement of an organism in response to a stimulus. (medicine) The manipulation of a body part into its normal position after injury. (rhetoric) The arrangement of the parts of a topic. arrangement or ordering generally, as in architecture or grammar ...

www.thefreedictionary.com/taxis

Define taxis. taxis synonyms, taxis pronunciation, taxis translation, English dictionary definition of taxis. n. pl. tax·es 1. Biology The responsive movement of a free-moving organism or cell toward or away from an external stimulus, such as light. 2.