Imperfect Mimicry and the Limits of Natural Selection

@article{Kikuchi2013ImperfectMA,
  title={Imperfect Mimicry and the Limits of Natural Selection},
  author={David William Kikuchi and David W. Pfennig},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={88},
  pages={297 - 315}
}
Mimicry—when one organism (the mimic) evolves a phenotypic resemblance to another (the model) due to selective benefits—is widely used to illustrate natural selection's power to generate adaptations. However, many putative mimics resemble their models imprecisely, and such imperfect mimicry represents a specific challenge to mimicry theory and a general one to evolutionary theory. Here, we discuss 11 nonmutually exclusive hypotheses for imperfect mimicry. We group these hypotheses according to… 
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