Definition of Phototaxy

1. [n -TAXIES]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phototaxy

photosynthetic unit
photosynthetically
photosystem
photosystem I
photosystem II
photosystem II D1 polypeptide carboxy-terminal processing protease
photosystems
phototactic
phototactically
phototautomerization
phototautomerizations
phototaxes
phototaxic
phototaxies
phototaxis
phototaxy (current term)
phototelegraphy
phototheodolite
phototheodolites
phototherapeutic
phototherapeutically
phototherapies
phototherapy
photothermal
photothermally
photothermoelasticity
photothermography
photothyristor
photothyristors
phototimer

Literary usage of Phototaxy

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1. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1910)
"phototaxy is particularly characteristic of those organisms that have chlorophyll, such as the zoospores of algae and the ciliated colonial algae like ..."

2. Microbiology: A Text-book of Microörganisms, General and Applied by Charles E. Marshall (1921)
"phototaxy has been employed successfully in selecting larvae of Bombyx mori ... C. The use of phototaxy in selecting from the moment of their birth those ..."

3. Diet in Health and Disease by Julius Friedenwald, John Ruhräh (1907)
"... processes vary in their different forms of positive or negative phototaxy, according to the intensity of the light and other extraneous conditions. ..."

4. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1916)
"Strasburger also states that healthy spermatozoids are strongly negatively phototactic. These two phenomena of phototaxy and ..."

5. Essentials of College Botany by Charles Edwin Bessey, Ernst Athearn Bessey (1914)
"Thus many cells swim toward the light, or away from it (positive and negative phototaxy). Others swim toward or away from various chemical substances (eg ..."

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