Batesian mimicry, is the process by which a palatable animal or plant species evolves to mimic an unpalatable animal or plant.
Let's discuss a phenomenon known as batesian mimicry and its contribution to the development of evolutionary theory.
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For decades, mathematical ecologists struggling to formulate equations that accurately describe the relationship between predator and prey have come up against the following paradox: if the predators are too successful, the prey population dies out, and then the predators end up starving.