rheotaxis


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rheotaxis

 [re″o-tak´sis]
orientation of an organism in a stream of liquid, with its long axis parallel with the direction of flow, designated negative (moving in the same direction) or positive (moving in the opposite direction).

rhe·o·tax·is

(rē'ō-tak'sis),
A form of positive barotaxis, in which a microorganism in a fluid is impelled to move against the current flow of its medium.
[rheo- + G. taxis, orderly arrangement]

rheotaxis

/rheo·tax·is/ (re″o-tak´sis) the orientation of an organism in a stream of liquid, with its long axis parallel with the direction of flow, designated negative (moving in the same direction) or positive (moving in the opposite direction).

rheotaxis

(rē′ə-tăk′sĭs)
n.
Movement of an organism in response to a current of water.

rhe′o·tac′tic (-tăk′tĭk) adj.

rhe·o·tax·is

(rē'ō-tak'sis)
A form of positive barotaxis in which a microorganism in a fluid is impelled to move against the current flow of its medium.
[rheo- + G. taxis, orderly arrangement]

rheotaxis

a movement (taxis) in response to a current, usually of water.

rheotaxis

orientation of an organism in a stream of liquid, with its long axis parallel with the direction of flow, designated negative (moving in the same direction) or positive (moving in the opposite direction).
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Individuals observed immediately upstream of the column showed no evidence of positive rheotaxis but were foraging actively in all directions.
Asterias rubens shows positive rheotaxis moving upstream in the presence of water currents to locate its prey (Castilla & Crisp 1973) and uses tidal currents to detect and move towards mussel populations (Dare 1982).
Morphological development in relation to phototaxis and rheotaxis in the striped jack, Pseudocaranx dentex.