"Tropism" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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)
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Tropism" by people in Profiles.
McFadden G, Mohamed MR, Rahman MM, Bartee E. Cytokine determinants of viral tropism. Nat Rev Immunol. 2009 Sep; 9(9):645-55.
Westwater C, Schofield DA, Nicholas PJ, Paulling EE, Balish E. Candida glabrata and Candida albicans; dissimilar tissue tropism and infectivity in a gnotobiotic model of mucosal candidiasis. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2007 Oct; 51(1):134-9.