Taxes and Kineses
Taxes and Kineses are both
examples of orientation behaviour
Such behaviours describe how
mobile organisms position
themselves and move in response to
external cues e.g. gravity, chemicals
Kineses - responces to stimuli by simply
changing their rate of movement or by
randomly turning without actually
orientating to the stimulus
Taxes – involve orientation and
movement towards or away from one or
2. Describe the adaptive value of simple
orientation behaviours such as kineses?
Such simple behaviours allow an animal
to continue making random orientation
responses until it is in as environment
that is favourable to its survival.
Once positioned, the behaviour will cease
unitl the environment conditions
change once again.