Mimic

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Mimic

An imitation that sends a false signal.
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Documented mimicry effects, like those in Mappes' paper, are unusual, so "it would be premature to conclude that all eyespots mimic eyes.
But sea lions are not known to do vocal mimicry and have limited flexibility in the sounds they make.
A concern with isomorphic mimicry does not translate to all areas of development.
They also highlight the need to consider that hawk mimicry may come with fitness costs as well as benefits.
Monkeys have been trained to press buttons in time with a beat, but have some trouble keeping up, which seems to reinforce the need for vocal mimicry.
We are excited to collaborate in this partnership, since we strongly believe that Pepscan's peptide design and protein mimicry technology combined with our partner's world-class platform for antibody discovery and optimization will yield truly innovative therapeutic products," said Wim Mol, CEO of Pepscan.
Camouflage is blending into a natural environment, but mimicry is pretending to be another living thing to survive.
The authors surmise that the jawfish hitches a ride with the octopus for protection, allowing it to venture away from its burrow to look for food -- a case of "opportunistic mimicry.
0 is a 12-gauge featuring the Mothwing Marsh Mimicry camouflage pattern on its stock, and is available with 26- and 28inch barrels.
Vinodam will feature prominent local and Indian singers, mimicry artists and ventriloquists, some of whom are coming from India to entertain fans.
More mimicry by Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson (left) - including Strictly reject Nancy Dell'Olio.
A SINGLE "supergene" allows butterflies to perform feats of mimicry that confused Charles Darwin, research has shown.