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Title: Thermotaxis  
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Subject: Sperm guidance, Sensory ecology, Taxis, Chemotaxis, List of Greek and Latin roots in English
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Thermotaxis is a behavior in which an organism directs its locomotion up or down a gradient of temperature.

Lab research has determined that some

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). Sperm guidance Recent research suggests that mammalian sperm employ thermotaxis to move to an appropriate location in the female's oviduct (see [7][6][5]

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