photokinetic


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photokinetic

 [fo″to-kĭ-net´ik]
moving in response to the stimulus of light.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pho·to·ki·net·ic

(fō'tō-ki-net'ik),
1. Pertaining to photokinesis.
2. Pertaining to photokinetics.
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Maka had specialized in wildlife and landscape photography, and had started to work on photokinetic illustrations - where an image turns into another depending upon the angle from which it is viewed.
Because of negative photokinetic behaviors in scorpions (Abushama 1964; Warburg & Polis 1990), the end of the track was shaded while the beginning was well-lit to encourage unidirectional movement.
Another interpretation is that, upon entering a shaded area, the younger larvae exhibit a "shadow response"--a photokinetic response that changes the level of activity rather than the direction of movement.