Talk:Taxis

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Innate?[edit]

Do taxes have to be innate? It doesn't seem so to me. I'm inclined to remove that adjective, unless someone objects. Debivort 23:52, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

What would you suggest as an example of a learned taxis? Richard001 04:27, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
sushitaxis. But seriously, odor avoidance after electroshock training in rats or fruit flies is an obvious example of learned taxis. Debivort 06:49, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
Innate may be part of the definition of taxis though. You might want to research that before changing. Richard001 23:16, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
Random House, via dictionary.com simply says: "(Biology) oriented movement of a motile organism in response to an external stimulus, as toward or away from light." Debivort 02:48, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Merging[edit]

Do we really need all of these small articles? This one is only 6kb, and most of it's daughter articles are little bigger than their summary. I think we should merge most if not all of them here and only split if they become disproportionately large. Okay, chemotaxis is obviously an exception, but the rest just seem to be placeholders for possible future articles. If someone wants to write a fuller one they always have the option of splitting off; no permission is required. Richard001 04:27, 22 September 2007 (UTC)