rheotropism


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rheotropism

(rɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm)
n
(Biology) growth of a plant or sessile animal in the direction of a current of water
rheotropic adj

rheotropism

the tendency of certain living things to move in response to the mechanical stimulus of a current of water.
See also: Water
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: Plants
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It was observed by Bromley and Asgaard (1972) and Gand (1993) for cubichnia and interpreted as a rheotropism of Notostraca as a result of currents.