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Phototaxis

Known as: phototactic behavior, phototactic behaviour, taxis in response to light 
A behavioral change that results in an organism moving or orienting toward or away from the light source.
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Highly Cited
2016
Highly Cited
2016
Many microorganisms, with phytoplankton and zooplankton as prominent examples, display phototactic behaviour, that is, the… Expand
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Highly Cited
2013
Highly Cited
2013
Significance Small animals such as Drosophila provide an opportunity to understand the neural circuitry for complex behaviors… Expand
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Review
2009
Review
2009
  • Gáspár Jékely
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
  • 2009
  • Corpus ID: 5696050
Phototaxis in the broadest sense means positive or negative displacement along a light gradient or vector. Prokaryotes most often… Expand
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
The simplest animal eyes are eyespots composed of two cells only: a photoreceptor and a shading pigment cell. They resemble… Expand
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
Flagellated bacteria have been employed as microactuators in low Reynolds number fluidic environments. SU-8 microstructures have… Expand
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Summary1.Honeybees are positively phototactic when they leave a feeding place and start to fly back to the hive. The strength of… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
We demonstrate that two rhodopsins, identified from cDNA sequences, function as low- and high-light-intensity phototaxis… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Phototaxis and photophobic responses of green algae are mediated by rhodopsins with microbial-type chromophores. We report a… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
From 60 to 80 species of phytoplankton have been reported to be harmful; of these, 90% are flagellates, notably dinoflagellates… Expand
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
Chlamydomonas has long been a favourite organism for genetic and biochemical studies of flagellar motility and assembly… Expand
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