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Term:
turning behavior involved in mating (GO:0034607)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
larval turning behavior 
male courtship behavior +   
negative regulation of male mating behavior +   
positive regulation of male mating behavior +   
regulation of male mating behavior +   
response to hermaphrodite contact 
spicule insertion 
turning behavior involved in mating +  
The sharp ventral turn performed by the male as he approaches either the hermaphrodite head or tail, whilst trying to locate his partner's vulva. Turning occurs via a sharp ventral coil of the male's tail.
vulval location 

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: turning behavior during mating
Definition Sources: PMID:18050467, WB_REF:WBPaper00002109

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