Data from: Microevolutionary selection dynamics acting on immune genes of the green veined white butterfly, Pieris napi

Naomi L.P. Keehnen, Jason Hill, Sören Nylin & Christopher W. Wheat
Insects rely on their innate immune system to successfully mediate complex interactions with their microbiota, as well as the microbes present in the environment. Previous work has shown that components of the canonical immune gene repertoire evolve rapidly and have evolutionary characteristics originating from interactions with fast-evolving microorganisms. Although these interactions are likely to vary among populations, there is a poor understanding of the microevolutionary dynamics of immune genes, especially in non-Dipteran insects. Here we...
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