Definition of Phototaxy. Meaning of Phototaxy. Synonyms of Phototaxy

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Definition of Phototaxy

Phototaxis Pho`to*tax"is, Phototaxy Pho"to*tax`y, n. [NL. phototaxis; photo- + Gr. ? an arranging.] (Biol.) The influence of light on the movements of low organisms, as various infusorians, the zo["o]spores of certain alg[ae], etc.; also, the tendency to follow definite directions of motion or assume definite positions under such influence. If the migration is toward the source of light, it is termed positive phototaxis; if away from the light, negative phototaxis. -- Pho`to*tac"tic, a. -- Pho`to*tac"tic*al*ly, adv.

Meaning of Phototaxy from wikipedia

- limosa Gard.—Part I. The influence of intensity and quality of light on phototaxy". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 51 (337): 23–42. doi:10.1111/j...