Signalling and Reception


Communication, a widespread natural phenomenon, occurs in both animals and plants. Signals are evolved traits that transfer information from one individual (the signaller) to another (the receiver); they can occur in any sensory modality.

Keywords: cost and benefits; honesty; mimicry; predation; sexual selection


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Lindström, Leena, and Kotiaho, Janne S(Mar 2002) Signalling and Reception. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003666]