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jeannot



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(Permalink) Posted: July 25 2007,16:09   

Quote (Patrick Caldon @ July 25 2007,15:54)
Heh?  I've only read a couple of textbooks on modern evolutionary theory and population genetics, but each of them went into long descriptions of how mimicry and similar false signals do evolve.

Suppose there is a bird who has learned to avoid butterflies having a specific pattern.  There is then a selective advantage to looking like the poisonous butterfly.  This has been studied quite a lot.

I would hazard to guess that something similar could operate in mushrooms.

Well, apparently it's not the case in mushrooms. See the other thread.

  
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