Photophobia (biology)

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This article is about the biological or botanical behavioral property. For the human medical symptom, see Photophobia.

In biology, photophobia (adjective: photophobic) refers to negative response to light.

Photophobia is a behavior demonstrated by insects or other animals which seek to stay out of the light.

In botany, the term photophobia/photophobic describes shade-loving plants that thrive in low light conditions.

Photophobia (or photophobic response) may also refer to a negative phototaxis or phototropism response.