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Conditions for the evolution of mimicry

Conditions for the evolution of mimicry
Conditions for the evolution of mimicry
Mimicry is a poorly understood phenomenon; we present a simulation of the evolution of both Batesian (parasitic) and Muellerian (mutualistic) mimicry. In the model, multiple species are preyed upon by a single abstract predator; the appearance of each prey species can evolve but their palatability is fixed. Batesian mimicry evolves regardless of the initial phenotypic distance between the two species, whereas Muellerian mimicry requires an initial resemblance, except when a third (Batesian) species is present.
353-354
MIT Press
Franks, D. W.
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Noble, J.
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Hallam, B.
Floreano, D.
Hayes, G.
Meyer, J.-A.
Hallam, J.
Franks, D. W.
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Noble, J.
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Hallam, B.
Floreano, D.
Hayes, G.
Meyer, J.-A.
Hallam, J.

Franks, D. W. and Noble, J. (2002) Conditions for the evolution of mimicry. Hallam, B., Floreano, D., Hayes, G., Meyer, J.-A. and Hallam, J. (eds.) In From Animals to Animats 7: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior. MIT Press. pp. 353-354 .

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Mimicry is a poorly understood phenomenon; we present a simulation of the evolution of both Batesian (parasitic) and Muellerian (mutualistic) mimicry. In the model, multiple species are preyed upon by a single abstract predator; the appearance of each prey species can evolve but their palatability is fixed. Batesian mimicry evolves regardless of the initial phenotypic distance between the two species, whereas Muellerian mimicry requires an initial resemblance, except when a third (Batesian) species is present.

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Published date: 2002
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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