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Descriptor English: Tropism
Descriptor Spanish: Tropismo
Descriptor Portuguese: Tropismo
Descriptor French: Tropisme
Entry term(s): Tropisms
Tree number(s): G07.345.249.845
G15.920
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018523
Scope note: The directional growth of an organism in response to an external stimulus such as light, touch, or gravity. Growth towards the stimulus is a positive tropism; growth away from the stimulus is a negative tropism. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
Annotation: distinguish -tropic from -trophic (nutritional)
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
ES ethics
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Public MeSH Note: 95
History Note: 95
Related: Viral Tropism MeSH
DeCS ID: 31996
Unique ID: D018523
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Date Established: 1995/01/01
Date of Entry: 1994/06/07
Revision Date: 2016/07/01
Tropism - Preferred
Concept UI M0027770
Scope note The directional growth of an organism in response to an external stimulus such as light, touch, or gravity. Growth towards the stimulus is a positive tropism; growth away from the stimulus is a negative tropism. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
Preferred term Tropism
Entry term(s) Tropisms



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