tropo-taxis The movement of an animal, typically in a straight line, in response to a stimulus directly toward or away from the source of the stimulus. It is made possible by the possession by the animal of more than one receptor so that the strength of a stimulus to either side of its body may be detected simultaneously and compared.
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