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Letter 8172

Darwin, C. R. to Meldola, Raphael

23 Jan [1872]

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    Discusses the problems of mimicry as related to natural selection; the general variability of colour as a character; and the conditions necessary for natural selection to fix firmly a character.

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    Encloses a Fritz Müller letter speculating that organisms respond to certain colours because of the prevalence of those colours in their environment.

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