Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. movement of an organism or system of cells in an electric field

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The orientation or the locomotion of organisms or of cells in relation to electric currents: a phenomenon first observed in vertebrates in the frog's tadpole, in 1885.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

electro- +‎ taxis

Examples

  • "The electrotaxis of the worms has the potential to automate what is currently a slow, manual process for drug screening on worms," said Ravi Selvaganapathy, assistant professor of mechanical engineering.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • The researchers demonstrate movement of the worms forward and in reverse inside a microchannel, guided by the direction of the electric field (electrotaxis).

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • These defective amoebae will allow us to home in on the genes and molecules responsible for electrotaxis.

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

  • To learn how living cells can detect and respond to electric fields (electrotaxis).

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

  • The research focus of the successful candidate will be on the generation of thousands of Dictyostelium mutants and the use of a new high-throughput screening technique to identify cells deficient in electrotaxis, and pinpoint the genes involved.

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

  • Understanding the mechanism of electrotaxis will establish a new biological signaling mechanism, with implications for engineering tissues and wound healing as well as in basic science.

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

  • Ravi Selvaganapathy, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, said: "The electrotaxis of the worms has the potential to automate what is currently a slow, manual process for drug screening on worms.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.