photophilic


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photophilic

 [fo″to-fil´ik]
thriving in light.

photophilic

/pho·to·phil·ic/ (-fil´ik) thriving in light.

photophilic

(fō′tə-fĭl′ĭk) also

photophilous

(fō-tŏf′ə-ləs)
adj. Biology
Growing or functioning best in strong light.

photophilic

thriving in light.
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It is possible that in infected individuals the level of serotonin due to increased temperature and parasitic infection combine in the gammarid brain to produce a higher photophilic response.
Control Program for the Photophilic Robot, Which Sets the Left and Right Motor Speed Values as a Function of the Six Frontal Light Sensors (Numbered 0-5).
On rocky seafloor the limit is governed by the dominance of photophilic (sublittoral zone) or sciaphilic seaweeds and suspensivores (circumlittoral zone).
Uninfected Gammarus lacustris, Hyalella azteca, and Gammarus pulex are photophobic and negatively phototactic, but infection with various orange Acanthocephala species reversed their photoreaction: they became photophilic and positively phototactic.