Definition of thermotaxis in English:
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.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia