- oriented movement toward or away from a chemical stimulus.
Origin of chemotaxis
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In general, the response of the leukocytes to chemotaxis is a conservative process.
Chemotaxis means simply the effect of the presence of certain substances on vital organisms without specific chemical action.Parallel Paths
Thomas William Rolleston
Chemotaxis alone will not explain the continuance of leukocytosis for more than a short time.
Non-phagocytic leukocytosis is probably due more to stimulation of blood-making organs than to chemotaxis.
- the movement of a microorganism or cell in response to a chemical stimulus
Word Origin and History for chemotaxis
- The characteristic movement or orientation of an organism or cell along a chemical concentration gradient either toward or away from the chemical stimulus.chemotropism
- The characteristic movement or orientation of an organism or cell along a chemical concentration gradient either toward or away from the chemical stimulus. Bacteria exhibit chemotaxis when they move toward a source of nutrients.