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  • n. Any searching strategy in which there is sparse information, especially a strategy used by biological organisms to zigzag towards the source of an odour based on sporadic clues.


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  • Vergassola M, Villermaux E, Shraiman BI (2007) 'Infotaxis' as a strategy for searching without gradients. Nature 445:406-409.

    August 26, 2008