noun[mass noun] Biology
Movement of an organism towards or away from a source of heat.
- ‘I would stop short of concluding that the data provide strong proof for the existence of thermotaxis in rabbit sperm,’ she says.
- If its new role holds up, it will be the first time a temperature-sensing protein has been implicated in mediating thermotaxis in animals.
- Using chemotaxis and thermotaxis as behavioral paradigms, neural plasticity including learning and memory can be studied genetically in C. elegans.
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