magnetotaxis


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magnetotaxis

(măg-nē′tō-tăk′sĭs)
n.
The movement exhibited by magnetite-containing bacteria that orient themselves along the lines of the earth's magnetic field.

mag·ne′to·tac′tic adj.
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magnetotaxis

directed movement of an organism in response to a magnetic field.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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