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mimicry

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

Imitation or mimesis; more specifically the deceptive resemblance of one animal species to another to protect it from predators, common especially among butterflies and other insects. See...

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mimicry

Chris Park.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 19 words.

The similarity (for example in appearance) of two species, for evolutionary advantage. See also Batesian mimicry, Müllerian mimicry

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mimicry

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

Imitation or mimesis; more specifically the deceptive resemblance of one animal species to another to protect it from predators, common especially among butterflies and other insects. See...

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mimicry

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 124 words.

The resemblance of one animal to another, which has evolved as a means of protection. In Batesian mimicry, named

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mimicry

Edited by Robert Hine and Elizabeth Martin.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 124 words.

The resemblance of one animal to another, which has evolved as a means of protection. In Batesian mimicry, named

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mimicry

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 19 words.

The similarity (for example in appearance) of two *species, for evolutionary advantage. See also Batesian mimicry; Müllerian

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mimicry

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 19 words.

The similarity (for example in appearance) of two *species, for evolutionary advantage. See also Batesian mimicry; Müllerian

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mimicry

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 166 words.

the similarity in appearance of one species of animal to another that affords one or both protection. In Batesian mimicry,

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mimicry

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 166 words.

the similarity in appearance of one species of animal to another that affords one or both protection. In Batesian mimicry

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Mimicry

John R. G. Turner.

in Encyclopedia of Evolution

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 2643 words.

Mimicry is the parasitic or mutualistic exploitation of a communication channel. More plainly, the term describes the situation in which

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Mimicry

John G. Morris and Padraic J. Grattan-Smith.

in Manual of Neurological Signs

June 2015; p ublished online July 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology. 1370 words.

This is a chapter on Mimicry from the Higher Functions section of A Manual of Neurological Signs. Most of the chapters contain a description of the sign, associated signs, and cases,...

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Mimicry

David W. Kikuchi and David W. Pfennig.

in Ecology

P ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 10572 words.

Among nature’s most exquisite adaptations are examples in which natural selection has favored a species (the mimic) to resemble a second, often unrelated species (the model) because it...

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Mimicry

Leena Lindström and Johanna Mappes.

in Evolutionary Biology

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 7919 words.

The visual resemblance of vivid color patterns among various species is a celebrated example of adaptation to avoid predators. You might have misidentified a hoverfly for a wasp or be...

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mimicry

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

A term used in Postcolonial Studies to describe the paradoxical (or doubly articulated) state of affairs in colonial countries whereby the colonial power desires its subjugated others,...

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Mullerian mimicry

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 16 words.

A form of mimicry (q.v.) described in 1878 by the German zoologist Fritz Muller.

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Batesian mimicry

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 17 words.

a form of mimicry (q.v.) described by the British naturalist Henry Walter Bates in 1862.

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Mullerian mimicry

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 16 words.

A form of mimicry (q.v.) described in 1878 by the German zoologist Fritz Muller.

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Batesian mimicry

David McFarland.

in A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 83 words.

A form of *mimicry in which a predator that avoids a noxious animal producing a particular signal (the model)

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Batesian mimicry

David McFarland.

in A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 83 words.

A form of mimicry in which a predator that avoids a noxious animal producing a particular signal (the model) is

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Müllerian mimicry

Chris Park.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 34 words.

A form of mimicry in which two species, both of which are unpalatable and have some form of defence

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Müllerian mimicry

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 46 words.

A form of *mimicry, first described in 1879 by the German-Brazilian zoologist Fritz Müller (1821–97), in

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