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Data from: Female-limited X-chromosome evolution effects on male pre- and post-copulatory success

Citation

Manat, Yesbol; Lund-Hansen, Katrine; Katsianis, Georgios; Abbott, Jessica (2021), Data from: Female-limited X-chromosome evolution effects on male pre- and post-copulatory success, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.mcvdncjz1

Abstract

In our article, entitled “Female-limited X-chromosome evolution effects on male pre- and post-copulatory success”, we carried out a female-limited X chromosome evolution experiment to study the effect of X-linked sexually antagonistic genetic variance on male reproductive traits.

By limiting expression of the X chromosome to females for multiple generations, we removed male selective constraints, which should allow X-linked female-beneficial alleles to increase in frequency. 

As a result, expressing the experimentally evolved X chromosome in males, we found a small reduction in male fitness caused by the trade-off between male attractiveness and sperm competitiveness. These results indicate that the X chromosome in D. melanogaster harbors sexually antagonistic genetic variance for pre- and post- copulatory success in males.

Methods

The dataset name is Manat Y. et.al,2021, FLXexperimental evolution.xlsx.

The data were collected from several experimentally evolved D.melanogster populations. More information can be found  the manuscript entitled "Female-limited X-chromosome evolution effects on male pre- and post-copulatory success" by Yesbol Manat, Katrine K. Lund-Hansen, Georgios Katsianis, Jessica K. Abbott. 

Usage Notes

The R script name is R script.

Funding

European Research Council, Award: ERC-Stg-678148

The "Bolashak" International Scholarship of Kazakhstan