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Mimicry in plants and animals.

by Wolfgang Wickler

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Published by McGraw-Hill in New York .
Written in English

  • Mimicry (Biology)

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    Many living things survive by pretending to look or behave like something else. An organism enjoying a selective advantage by developing some of the identifying characteristics of another species provides scientists with a classic test-case for evolution. Previous accounts of mimicry, following Henry Bates, have been largely restricted to moths and butterflies. This book, the first to cover the whole field of the mimetic falsification of signals, shows that mimicry is widespread, stressing that behavior is as important as coloration. However, because what appears to be mimicry may really not be mimicry at all, it also establishes the criteria for true mimicry and emphasizes experiment answers to such questions. (back cover copy)

    Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 243-[248]

    StatementTranslated from the German by R. D. Martin.
    SeriesWorld university library
    LC ClassificationsQH546 .W513 1968b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination253 p.
    Number of Pages253
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5547659M
    LC Control Number67026359

    Mimicry in plants is most commonly associated in gaining pollination benefits, and the plants therefore resemble some reproductive structures of those insects that pollinate them. Barrett is an early review of plant mimicry that includes, for example, orchids having both visual and olfactory mimics of a female wasp to lure males to both. To find new drugs or crops, we would consult animals and insects that have used plants for millions of years to keep themselves healthy and nourished. Even computing would take its cue from nature, with software that “evolves” solutions, and hardware that uses .

      Mimicry in Plants and Animals By Wolfgang Wickler. Translated from the German by K. D. Martin. (World University Library.) Pp. (Weidenfeld and Nicolson: London Cited by: 1. Animals have evolved many ways to avoid predators and catch their dinner. Camouflage and mimicry are only some examples, although they are very commonly .

    Mimicry, Camouflage and More: Fooling Predators and Prey There are many ways a small animal can mislead predators or prey by disguising itself. The most obvious ways are by 1) looking like a more dangerous animal, 2) looking like something uninteresting . Mimicry is a classic example of adaptation through natural selection. The traditional focus of mimicry research has been on defence in animals, but there is now also a highly-developed and rapidly-growing body of research on floral mimicry in plants. This has coincided with a revolution in genomic tools, making it possible to explore which genetic and developmental processes underlie the.

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Mimicry in plants and animals. New York: McGraw-Hill, (OCoLC) Document Type. Mimicry in plants and animals. Wolfgang Wickler. McGraw-Hill, - Science - pages. 2 Reviews. From inside the book.

What people are saying - Write a review. User Review - Flag as Mimicry is one of the most fascinating phenomena in the natural world, and while Wickler doesn't provide an exhaustive treatment of the subject, he does Reviews: 2. Mimicry in plants and animals by Wickler, Wolfgang.

Publication date Batesian mimicry -- Polymorphism in mimetic butterflies -- Mimicry and Darwinism -- Mimetic weeds -- Definitions and objections -- Camouflage -- Müllerian mimicry -- Riddle of the long-horned beetle -- Experimental investigations -- Ant mimics -- The evolution of Mimicry in plants and animals.

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Therefore, mimicry helps them avoid such situations and promotes survival. The camouflage of leaf insects among plants and the mimicking of a poisonous creature by a non-poisonous animal are both effective methods of survival.

Moreover, some animals also utilize this phenomenon to attract prey and fulfill their nutritional demands. Mimicry in Plants and Animals by Wolfgang Wickler and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - Mimicry in Plants and Animals by Wolfgang Wickler - AbeBooks.

In evolutionary biology, mimicry in plants is where a plant organism evolves to resemble another organism physically or chemically, increasing the mimic's Darwinian fitness. Mimicry in plants has been studied far less than mimicry in animals, with fewer documented cases and peer-reviewed r, it may provide protection against herbivory, or may deceptively encourage.

Over time, animals that use mimicry lived longer than those that didn't. Animals with these special traits passed them down to their offspring. Ones that didn't have them died out. Mimicry is just one way that animals have adapted and changed over time.

16 Animals That Use Mimicry Answer the following questions AFTER you have completed this Size: 1MB. NEET Biology Ecology: Mimicry: Protective, Aggressive, Batesian, Mullerian These NEET Bio videos are helpful in coaching students of class 11 &. Item ITEM ACTIONS EXPORT.

Add to Basket # Local Tags Statistics Release History Details Summary. Released Book Mimicry in plants and animals MPS-Authors Wickler, Wolfgang Emeritus, Max Planck Institut für Ornithologie, Max Planck Society; Verhaltensphysiologie, Seewiesen, Max Planck Institut für Ornithologie, Max Planck Society; Cited by: Since most higher animals have relatively good eyesight, they use it to find what they herbivores (animals which eat plants), and predators (animals which hunt and eat other animals), use sight to find their food.

Prey need to avoid being eaten by predators. Their best chance is to avoid being seen. Usually, they need camouflage, an animal looks like its background. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Mimicry in Plants and Animals by Wolfgang Wickler (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. While plant mimicry by animals to make them cryptic from both prey and predators has received significant attention, the reverse situation, i.e.

animal mimicry by plants as defense from herbivores. On picking up from the stony ground what was supposed a curiously shaped pebble it proved to be a plant but in color and appearance bore the closest resemblance to the stones between which it was growing and this little Mesembryanthemum may thus generally escape the notice of cattle and wild animals.

Burchell, Cited by: Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs. KETS Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development Author: Michele Beitel.

Download and print Chapter Most Spectacular Batesian Mimicry [12kb pdf] The swallowtail butterfly, Papilio dardanus, occurs throughout most of Africa. While the males maintain a typical swallowtail appearance, the females occur in over thirty different mimetic forms that clearly resemble various species of two danaid genera.

Floral mimicry encompasses a set of evolutionary strategies whereby plants imitate the food sources, oviposition sites, or mating partners of animals in order to exploit them as pollinators. This first definitive book on floral mimicry discusses the functions of visual, olfactory, and tactile signals, integrating them into a broader theory of Pages: Mimicry - Mimicry - The evolution of mimicry: There is considerable experimental evidence to illustrate how effectively predators learn to avoid certain adverse stimuli.

Chickens conditioned by electric shock to avoid drinking dark green water drank progressively more from paler solutions in proportion to the intensity of the colour.

This experiment suggests that even an incomplete warning.