biological mimicry


Summary: Resemblance in appearance, structure, function, sound, scent or behavior between related or unrelated species, occurring in the same geographic location.

Top Publications

  1. Dirks Mulder A, Butôt R, van Schaik P, Wijnands J, van den Berg R, Krol L, et al. Exploring the evolutionary origin of floral organs of Erycina pusilla, an emerging orchid model system. BMC Evol Biol. 2017;17:89 pubmed publisher
    ..pusilla to mimic an unrelated rewarding flower for pollinator attraction. These genetic changes are not incorporated in current models and urge for a rethinking of the evolution of deceptive flowers. ..
  2. Jha S, Rollins M, Fuchs G, Procter D, HALL E, Cozzolino K, et al. Trans-kingdom mimicry underlies ribosome customization by a poxvirus kinase. Nature. 2017;546:651-655 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings provide insight into ribosome customization through trans-kingdom mimicry and the mechanics of species-specific leader activity that underlie poxvirus polyA-leaders. ..
  3. Escolar G, Diaz Ricart M, Arellano Rodrigo E. Andexanet alfa: a recombinant mimetic of human factor Xa for the reversal of anticoagulant therapies. Drugs Today (Barc). 2017;53:271-282 pubmed publisher
    ..It will also summarize additional completed or ongoing studies on andexanet alfa available to the scientific community until present. ..
  4. Cohen L, Esterházy D, Kim S, Lemetre C, Aguilar R, Gordon E, et al. Commensal bacteria make GPCR ligands that mimic human signalling molecules. Nature. 2017;549:48-53 pubmed publisher
  5. Ditiatkovski M, Palsson J, Chin Dusting J, Remaley A, Sviridov D. Apolipoprotein A-I Mimetic Peptides: Discordance Between In Vitro and In Vivo Properties-Brief Report. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2017;37:1301-1306 pubmed publisher
    ..Comparing the properties of apoA-I mimetic peptides in plasma rather than in the lipid-free state is better for predicting their in vivo effects on atherosclerosis. ..
  6. Beneš J, Vesely P. The ability of lizards to identify an artificial Batesian mimic. Zoology (Jena). 2017;123:46-52 pubmed publisher
    ..The protection provided by the firebug sticker was even effective when the skinks were familiar with unmodified cockroaches (previous food experience). ..
  7. Genschow O, van Den Bossche S, Cracco E, Bardi L, Rigoni D, Brass M. Mimicry and automatic imitation are not correlated. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0183784 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, personality traits such as empathy, autism traits, and traits related to self- versus other-focus did not correlate with mimicry or automatic imitation either. Theoretical implications are discussed. ..