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|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.