topotaxis

topotaxis

[¦täp·ə¦tak·səs]
(biology)
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It is uncertain whether the IR taxis of Nemopilema is due to topotaxis to the IR source.
The dipole nature of seamount magnetic fields and the outward radiating valleys and ridges of magnetic minimums and maximums might provide landmarks in oceanic landscape that fish use as a reference to guide migration (see discussion of magnetic "topotaxis" in Klimley, 1993).