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Fearful symmetry: pattern size and asymmetry affects aposematic signal efficacy
Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology.
1999 (English)In: EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY, ISSN 0269-7653, Vol. 13, no 2, 131-140 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aposematic animals use anti-predator defence mechanisms such as distastefulness coupled with distinctive odours, sounds, or colour patterns to signal their unprofitability to potential predators. By subjecting artificial 'butterflies' with different visua

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KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL , 1999. Vol. 13, no 2, 131-140 p.
Keyword [en]
animal coloration; aposematism; evolution; fluctuating asymmetry; perception; predation; FLUCTUATING ASYMMETRY; DEVELOPMENTAL STABILITY; DISTASTEFUL PREY; SEXUAL SELECTION; EVOLUTION; PREDATION; BEHAVIOR; CHICKS; COLOR
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-38086OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-38086DiVA: diva2:65985
Addresses: Forsman A, Vaxjo Univ, Dept Engn & Nat Sci, SE-35195 Vaxjo, Sweden. Vaxjo Univ, Dept Engn & Nat Sci, SE-35195 Vaxjo, Sweden. Uppsala Univ, Evolutionary Biol Ctr, Dept Anim Ecol, SE-75236 Uppsala, Sweden.Available from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2011-01-14

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