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.

magnetotaxis

directed movement of an organism in response to a magnetic field.
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When inside the zone, the MTB are no longer influenced by magnetotaxis and begin random motions.
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