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Tropism MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Tropism
Tree Number(s)
G07.345.249.845
G15.920
Unique ID
D018523
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018523
Annotation
distinguish -tropic from -trophic (nutritional)
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)
See Also
Viral Tropism
Public MeSH Note
95
History Note
95
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/06/07
Revision Date
2016/07/01
Tropism Preferred
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