Batesian mimics influence mimicry ring evolution
Franks, Daniel W. and Noble, Jason (2004) Batesian mimics influence mimicry ring evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 271, (1535), 191-196.
Mathematical models of mimicry typically involve artificial prey species with fixed colorations or appearances; this enables a comparison of predation rates to demonstrate the level of protection a mimic might be afforded. Fruitful theoretical results have been produced using this method, but it is also useful to examine the possible evolutionary consequences of mimicry. To that end, we present individual-based evolutionary simulation models where prey colorations are free to evolve. We use the models to examine the effect of Batesian mimics on Muellerian mimics and mimicry rings. Results show that Batesian mimics can potentially incite Muellerian mimicry relationships and encourage mimicry ring convergence.
|Keywords:||mimicry rings; Batesian mimicry; Muellerian mimicry; evolutionary simulation modelling|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical and Applied Science > Electronics and Computer Science > Agents, Interactions & Complexity
|Date Deposited:||18 Feb 2007|
|Last Modified:||18 Aug 2012 04:07|
|Contributors:||Franks, Daniel W. (Author)
Noble, Jason (Author)
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|ISI Citation Count:||10|
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