Taxis – Wikipedia

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Taxis – Wikipedia

Taxis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to searchThis article is about the behavioural response. For the vehicle, see taxi. For other uses, see Taxi (disambiguation).

taxis (plural taxes[1][2][3] /ˈtæksiːz/, from Ancient Greek τάξις (taxis), meaning ‘arrangement’[4]) is the movement of an organism in response to a stimulus such as light or the presence of food. Taxes are innate behavioural responses. A taxis differs from a tropism (turning response, often growth towards or away from a stimulus) in that in the case of taxis, the organism has motility and demonstrates guided movement towards or away from the stimulus source.[5][6] It is sometimes distinguished from a kinesis, a non-directional change in activity in response to a stimulus.

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  • Thigmotaxis is the response of an organism to physical contact or to the proximity of a physical discontinuity in the environment (e.g. rats preferring to swim near the edge of a water maze). Codling moth larvae are believed to used thigmotatic sense to locate fruits to feed on.[23]

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Taxis – Wikipedia