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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1947-2018
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2013
2013
The avoidance of light by fly larvae is a classic paradigm for sensorimotor behavior. Here, we use behavioral assays and video… (More)
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2010
2010
Along the evolutionary path from single cells to multicellular organisms with a central nervous system are species of… (More)
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2008
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2008
Phototaxis behavior is commonly observed in animals with light-sensing organs. C. elegans, however, is generally believed to lack… (More)
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2008
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2008
The simplest animal eyes are eyespots composed of two cells only: a photoreceptor and a shading pigment cell. They resemble… (More)
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2003
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2003
Division of labor in honey bee colonies is influenced by the foraging gene (Amfor), which encodes a cGMP-dependent protein kinase… (More)
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2002
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2002
We demonstrate that two rhodopsins, identified from cDNA sequences, function as low- and high-light-intensity phototaxis… (More)
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2002
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2002
Phototaxis and photophobic responses of green algae are mediated by rhodopsins with microbial-type chromophores. We report a… (More)
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1993
1993
Chlamydomonas has long been a favourite organism for genetic and biochemical studies of flagellar motility and assembly… (More)
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1993
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1993
In order to elucidate the behavioral significance of the central complex (CC), we have examined walking in 15 Drosophila mutant… (More)
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1973
1973
Parameters which distinguish phototaxis from random motility in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii have been defined with quantitative… (More)
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