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Mimicry

  1. John RG Turner

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0004152

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How to Cite

Turner, J. R. 2006. Mimicry. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

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Abstract

Mimicry is the resemblance of one organism to another (or to an inanimate object), a resemblance that confers an adaptive advantage on at least one of the organisms.

Keywords:

  • predation;
  • learning;
  • protective coloration;
  • evolution;
  • genetics;
  • behaviour