Data from: Fitness and microbial networks of the common wasp, Vespula vulgaris (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), in its native and introduced range

Monica A. M. Gruber, Oliver Quinn, James W. Baty, Jana Dobelmann, John Haywood, T. Wenseleers & Philip J. Lester
1. Variation in microbial communities between populations is increasingly hypothesized to affect animal fitness and performance, including for invasive species. Pathogenic species may be lost during the introduction process, enhancing invader fitness and abundance. 2. We assessed fitness, immune gene expression, and microbial network complexity of invasive common wasps, Vespula vulgaris. Microbial networks were assayed using 16S and 18S sequencing and gene expression arrays in the native (Belgium) and introduced range (New Zealand). We examined...
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