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Biological energy comes from the sun. Light energy harvested by photosynthesis in chloroplasts and phototropic bacteria becomes stored in carbohydrates and fats. This stored energy can be released by oxidative metabolism in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and used as fuel for other biological processes.
John E. Walker

Meaning of "phototropic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PHOTOTROPIC

phototropic  [ˌfəʊtəʊˈtrɒpɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PHOTOTROPIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Phototropic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PHOTOTROPIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

phototropic

Phototropism

Phototropism is the growth of organisms in response to light. It is most often observed in plants, but can also occur in other organisms such as fungi. The growth or movement of a plant part in response to a source of light. The cells on the plant that are farthest from the light have a chemical called auxin that reacts when phototropism occurs. This causes the plant to have elongated cells on the farthest side from the light. Phototropism is one of the many plant tropisms or movements which respond to external stimuli. Growth towards a light source is called positive phototropism, while growth away from light is called negative phototropism. Most plant shoots exhibit positive phototropism, and rearrange their chloroplasts in the leaves to maximize photosynthetic energy and promote growth. Roots usually exhibit negative phototropism, although gravitropism may play a larger role in root behavior and growth. Some vine shoot tips exhibit negative phototropism, which allows them to grow towards dark, solid objects and climb them. The combination of phototropism and gravitropism allow plants to grow in the correct direction.

Definition of phototropic in the English dictionary

The definition of phototropic in the dictionary is relating to the growth response of plant parts to the stimulus of light, producing a bending towards the light source.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PHOTOTROPIC


adrenocorticotropic
əˌdriːnəʊˌkɔːtəkəʊˈtrɒpɪk
allotropic
ˌæləˈtrɒpɪk
anisotropic
ænˌaɪsəʊˈtrɒpɪk
azeotropic
ˌeɪzɪəˈtrɒpɪk
entropic
ɛnˈtrɒpɪk
hydrotropic
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈtrɒpɪk
inotropic
ˌɪnəˈtrɒpɪk
ionotropic
aɪˌɒnəˈtrɒpɪk
isentropic
ˌaɪsɛnˈtrɒpɪk
isotropic
ˌaɪsəʊˈtrɒpɪk
lipotropic
ˌlɪpəʊˈtrɒpɪk
neurotropic
ˌnjʊərəˈtrɒpɪk
nyctitropic
ˌnɪktɪˈtrɒpɪk
orthotropic
ˌɔːθəʊˈtrɒpɪk
pantropic
pænˈtrɒpɪk
pleiotropic
ˌplaɪəʊˈtrɒpɪk
psychotropic
ˌsaɪkəʊˈtrɒpɪk
thermotropic
ˌθɜːməʊˈtrɒpɪk
thixotropic
ˌθɪksəˈtrɒpɪk
tropic
ˈtrɒpɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PHOTOTROPIC

photothermically
phototonic
phototonus
phototopography
phototoxic
phototoxicity
phototransistor
phototrope
phototroph
phototrophic
phototropically
phototropism
phototropy
phototube
phototype
phototypeset
phototypesetter
phototypesetting
phototypic
phototypically

WORDS THAT END LIKE PHOTOTROPIC

anisometropic
anthropic
apheliotropic
diageotropic
emmetropic
gonadotropic
hydropic
hyperopic
lycanthropic
misanthropic
morphotropic
neotropic
nootropic
philanthropic
psilanthropic
somatotropic
stereotropic
subtropic
thyrotropic
topic
xenotropic

Synonyms and antonyms of phototropic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «phototropic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PHOTOTROPIC

Find out the translation of phototropic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of phototropic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «phototropic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

向光性
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fototrópico
570 millions of speakers

English

phototropic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

phototropic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

موجه ضوئيا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фототропным
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

phototropic
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

phototropic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

phototrope
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Phototropic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

phototropen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

屈光性の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

phototropic
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Phototropic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phototropic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

phototropic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फोटोट्रोपिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

phototropic
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fototropico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Phototropic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фототропним
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

phototropic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

phototropic
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

fototropies
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

phototropic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

phototropic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of phototropic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PHOTOTROPIC»

The term «phototropic» is normally little used and occupies the 131.579 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about phototropic

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QUOTES WITH «PHOTOTROPIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word phototropic.
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John E. Walker
Biological energy comes from the sun. Light energy harvested by photosynthesis in chloroplasts and phototropic bacteria becomes stored in carbohydrates and fats. This stored energy can be released by oxidative metabolism in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and used as fuel for other biological processes.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PHOTOTROPIC»

Discover the use of phototropic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to phototropic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Plant Tropisms: And Other Growth Movements
4.2.3 General responses in higher plants In higher plants phototropic responsiveness is especially prominent in young seedlings, where further development is absolutely dependent upon the aerial organs reaching their future energy supply ...
J.W. Hart, 1990
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Signal Transduction in Plants
The plant tissues most sensitive to phototropic induction have the highest levels of phosphorylation (Short and Briggs, 1990; Palmer et al., 1993b). 3. Phosphorylation shows dark-recovery kinetics in vivo following saturating irradiation similar ...
P. Aducci, 1997
3
Mushrooms: Cultivation, Nutritional Value, Medicinal Effect, ...
Perhaps the most familiar light effects on fungi are the phototropic responses. ... of the phototropic response of the sporangiophore of Phycomyces are classical, our present concern has to do with phototropism in relation to the development of  ...
Philip G. Miles, Shu-Ting Chang, 2004
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Plant Physiology
31.21. Phototropic experiments with green plants grown under natural light conditions. Experimental material: Orbea variegata. Lateral illumination with 450- nm light (energy flux 0.2W-m~2) started at time t = 5min and stopped at t = 50 min .
Hans Mohr, Peter Schopfer, 1995
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THE RESTLESS PLANT
Negative gravitropic curvature and positive phototropic curvatures of the growing stem take place by differential elongation of the opposite sectors, primarily a result of unilateral growth inhibition in one sector, which may be accompanied by  ...
Dov Koller, Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh, 2011
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Annual Plant Reviews, Light and Plant Development
stimulation in the mid-hypocotyl region, i.e. where phototropic bending occurs, and this delocalisation is impaired in a phot1-deficient mutant (Blakeslee et al., 2004). Similarly, the asymmetric auxin distribution associated to the phototropic ...
Garry C. Whitelam, Karen J. Halliday, 2008
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Plant Tropisms
Light quality and phototropic responses. Several photoreceptors are important in phototropic responses, sensing light in the blue, red, and far-red ranges of the visible spectrum. The signaling pathways from these photoreceptors interact to ...
Simon Gilroy, Patrick Masson, 2008
8
Annual Report
ments. The optimum exposure for all treatments was about 9 to 10 kiloergs cm-2. Treatment NC-C elicited the greatest curvature, followed, in order, by C-C, NC— NC, and C- NC. Compensation during growth reduces the phototropic sensitivity  ...
‎1964
9
Photobiology of Higher Plants
phototropic responses (Liscum and Briggs 1995). The deficiency in phototropism in this mutant was due to a mutation in a single gene locus (nph 7-non- phototropic hypocotyl). In young etiolated seedlings the nphl mutant displays severe ...
Maurice S. McDonald, 2003
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Photoreceptors and Light Signalling
In l88l, he carried out the first elaborate experiments to investigate the phototropic behavior of grass coleoptiles [l6], plant organs that were to become the classical objects for physiological studies on phototropism. Two years later. Julius Sachs ...
Alfred Batschauer, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PHOTOTROPIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term phototropic is used in the context of the following news items.
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20 Years Ago: '...And the Circus Leaves Town' For Kyuss
This was apparent on album standouts like the syrupy “Phototropic,” the ying-yang colossus “El Rodeo,” the galloping “Tangy Zizzle” and the ... «Ultimate Classic Rock, Jul 15»
2
Top 10 Lessons Learned commercializing advanced …
In the case of phototropic algae there are often various salts and algae made by fermentation have residual sugars and fermentation media. «Biobased Digest, Jul 15»
3
Many Booked Under Operation Moonshine
More than 100 litre of Indian-made foreign liquor, 391 litre of toddy, 111 gm of ganja and 45 ampoules of phototropic substance prodynorphin ... «The New Indian Express, Jun 15»
4
Darwin, Design, and Phototropism
Darwin's work inspired generations of plant physiologists to investigate the phototropic response of flowering plants. Subsequent theories were ... «Discovery Institute, May 15»
5
Unsung heroes on the field: How EMPIWF is empowering farmers
EM is a liquid solution which contains beneficial organism from three main genera phototropic bacteria — lactic acid bacteria and yeast. This is ... «YourStory.com, Apr 15»
6
Ciscoe's tips for growing tulips
They are "phototropic", bending towards the light, so rotate containers daily to keep stems more upright. Enjoy your tulips, and enjoy this ... «KING5.com, Mar 15»
7
Words are 'Fine' inspiration for local author's presentations
Students make butterflies with their hands for “Under the Lemon Moon” and learn about a phototropic plant experiment for “Water, Weed, and ... «Encinitas Advocate, Feb 15»
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The Best Vases For Your Valentine's Day Flowers
Tulips are phototropic, meaning that they move towards light, and geotropic, naturally bending downwards with gravity, Hsu explains. «Huffington Post, Feb 15»
9
Light-activated genes in bacteria engineered with CRISPR-Cas9
The Duke researchers took advantage of the viral defense system utilized by many bacteria and genetically crossed it with phototropic genes ... «Genetic Literacy Project, Feb 15»
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Optical connections: Stanley Stookey - a true pioneer in the science …
Together with his colleague, William H Armistead, he patented such a material in 1962 (US Patent 3,208,860: Phototropic material and article ... «Optician Online, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Phototropic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/phototropic>. Aug 2019 ».
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