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The motion of a motile organism or cell in response to the force of gravity.
- ‘Groups of Hies are introduced into the top of the cylinder, where they remain temporarily due to their natural propensity for negative geotaxis.’
- ‘It therefore seems that positive phototaxis was stronger than the positive geotaxis as a driving force of cell motility.’
- ‘This suggests that the fusion of response observed in geotaxis and phototaxis also exists in more sophisticated forms of navigation.’
- ‘They cause a variety of behavioral phenotypes including overall sluggishness and abnormal phototaxis, geotaxis, flight ability, ether recovery, and mating vigor.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.