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Movement of an organism, especially a bacterium, toward or away from air or oxygen.

aer′o·tac′tic adj.
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of movement towards or away from oxygen
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MTB is aerotactic and tend to find the maintaining position at a preferred concentration of oxygen [13].
The augmented responses observed when hypoxic cell suspensions were assayed suggest that Tetrahymena may exhibit a positive aerotactic behavior.