rheotaxis


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rhe·o·tax·is

 (rē′ə-tăk′sĭs)
n.
Movement of an organism in response to a current of water.

rhe′o·tac′tic (-tăk′tĭk) adj.

rheotaxis

(ˌriːəˈtæksɪs)
n
(Biology) movement of an organism towards or away from a current of water
rheotactic adj

rheotaxis

the tendency of certain living things to move in response to the mechanical stimulus of a current of water.
See also: Motion
the tendency of some plants to respond to a current of water by growing with it (positive rheotaxis) or against it (negative rheotaxis).
See also: Water
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Gastropods may use odor-guided rheotaxis and move upstream after detection of attractive chemical cues until they are able to detect and follow a concentration gradient (Croll 1983).
ABSTRACT--We document how two species of desert aquatic insects use positive rheotaxis to escape drought in desert rivers.
Morphological development in relation to photo-taxis and rheotaxis in the striped jack, Pseudocaranx dentex.