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a locomotor response toward or away from an external stimulus by a motile (and usually simple) organism

the surgical procedure of manually restoring a displaced body part

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hexandrum treated mother rats were more efficient in negative geotaxis than control on 6th day, but on later days the efficiency was comparable to control (Table 3).
The delay in attaining negative geotaxis of prenatally irradiated offsprings is due to reduced population of neuronal cells in cerebellar and vestibular regions responsible for coordinating motor activity.
In contrast, fiddler crab megalopae have an endogenous circatidal rhythm where swimming activity is increased during times of flood tides; this, combined with negative geotaxis, results in upward swimming in the water column (Tankersley & Forward 1994).