chemotaxis

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movement by a cell or organism in reaction to a chemical stimulus

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Diffusible factors and chemotropism in the development of the peripheral nervous system.
Plants are also able to concentrate their roots in P-fertilised zones (Anghinoni and Barber 1980), presumably by chemotropism.
Tropism--A growth reaction of a plant to various external or internal stimuli such as phototropism, the increased growth toward or away from light; geotropism, growth in response to gravity; chemotropism, plant response to chemicals; hydrotropism, plant response to water.
Jessell, then all at Columbia University in New York City, were the first to describe chemotropism at work in the spinal cord.