tropotaxis


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Related to tropotaxis: telotaxis, rheotaxis, geotaxis, Klinotaxis

tropotaxis

the movement or orientation of an organism in relation to a source of stimulation (especially light).
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Thus, to test the power of OGR or tropotaxis as explanations of plume tracking by lobsters, we constrained the following critical features to known lobster values: body size and shape, sensor arrangement in space, speed and pattern of locomotion, and temporal and spatial resolution of the sensors in the robots' hardware and software to known lobster values (Grasso et al.
Probable strategy: chemotaxis and tropotaxis Representative animal: sea stars?