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Biomimicry in nature and scientific laboratories
Authors: Rhizopoulou, Sophia
Chimona, Chrysanthi
Koukou, Danae-Ioanna
Gkikas, Dimitrios
Reviewer: Dimoudi, A
The cognitive object of imitation or biomimicry, which is compound by "bio" and "imitation" or "mimicry", is also related to the usually deceptive imitation of characteristics of one organism by another organism and deception. The term "mimesis or imitation" refers to a relationship that has developed between living organisms, where the evolutionary relationship between mutually beneficial organisms is perceived as signaling-recipient (one organization is giving a signal and the other responds to by receiving or perceiving the signal) is imitated or exploited by a third organism for its own benefit, often to the detriment of one or both of the original organisms. Reciprocity refers to a relationship of beneficial interaction between organisms of different species. For example, the flowers of some plants, such as orchids, have a morphology that seems like an insect or "mimic" the appearance and smell of a certain insect in order to attract (insects). Also, some butterflies mimic the foliage to avoid being noticed by predators. These terms generally describe the importance of understanding the living world and the value of simulating many functional devices. Also, Biomimicry concerns philosophical aspects that promote the understanding of nature as a model, a measure for comparison and a mentor.
Linguistic Editors: Kiosseoglou, Nerina
Graphic Editors: Stagali, Faidra
Type: Chapter
Creation Date: 2022
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License: Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Bibliographic Citation: Rhizopoulou, S., Chimona, C., Koukou, D., & Gkikas, D. (2022). Biomimicry in nature and scientific laboratories [Chapter]. In Rhizopoulou, S., Chimona, C., Koukou, D., & Gkikas, D. 2022. Biomimetics & Biomimesis [Postgraduate textbook]. Kallipos, Open Academic Editions. chapter 4.
Language: Greek
Is Part of: Biomimetics & Biomimesis
Publication Origin: Kallipos, Open Academic Editions