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Batesian Mimicry

A type of mimicry when species imitate a similar species, due to that species reputation as a dangerous animal, which in turn may deter an offensive organism.


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... point. But I'm still convinced that any relationship accruing from mimicry has to have resulted from another form of relationship. My main points ... on the presence of another. Defensive mimicry: The most common form is Batesian mimicry, where one animal simply mimics another that is less likely ...

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by firechild
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:22 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Symbiotic Relationshsips
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Question about Mimicry evolution?

... being used here. The reason I say A is because: In Mullerian mimicry, the organism already has an antipredator defense (bad taste). The ... decreasing the selection effectiveness in the overall population. In Batesian mimicry the only factor affecting the selection of the mimicry trait ...

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by AstusAleator
Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:22 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Question about Mimicry evolution?
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Question about Mimicry evolution?

... as more and more organisms in the species exhibit this harmless mimic. (Batesian mimicry) An organism with a bad taste evolves to look like an organism that stings. (Mullerian ...

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by rinnie
Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:29 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Question about Mimicry evolution?
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Mimicry

there are also other types of mimicry. batesian mimicry is when a harmless species mimics a dangerous one mullerian mimicry is when two species ...

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by MrMistery
Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:32 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Mimicry
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