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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Raphael Meldola   23 January [1872]

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

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.

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

Summary

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.

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

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8172,” accessed on 6 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8172

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