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(Science: cell biology) A response in which the direction of movement is affected by an environmental cue. Should be clearly distinguished from a kinesis.

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Re: Taxis vs. Kinesis

From my understanding taxis is the movement of an organism in accordance to the direction of stimulus. So if an organism (or part of an organism) moves towards a stimulus, it is positive taxis, and vice versa if it moves away from a ...

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by Ozues
Sun May 30, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Taxis vs. Kinesis
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The Best Biology Definitions

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by aliengeek
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Best Biology Definitions
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Taxis vs. Kinesis

... the two. On one hand, I hear that kinesis is demonstrated in random movement in all directions as a result of some external stimulus, while taxis is a directional response to the stimulus. On the other hand, I hear that the difference depends on whether the stimulus itself is directional; ...

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by Zissou
Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Taxis vs. Kinesis
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The Fiber Disease

... associated with quorum-sensing. Other recent findings reveal that the methods of motility and environmental sensing in relation to bacterial taxis, and movement in R. sphaeroides, are unique both genetically and physiologically. This organism also possesses a number of traits and characteristics ...

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by J Jill
Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Does anyone know about AMOEBA FEEDING BEHAVIOUR?

... represent how amoeba behave around sources of energy (primarily food sources). My research to this point would suggest links between positive taxis and foods which are highly nutrient based. If anyone has any information or links, it would be much appreciated.

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by Luke111
Sun Aug 20, 2006 1:54 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Does anyone know about AMOEBA FEEDING BEHAVIOUR?
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