Data from: Adaptive thermal plasticity enhances sperm and egg performance in a model insect

Ramakrishnan Vasudeva, Andreas Sutter, Kris Sales, Matthew E. Dickinson, Alyson J. Lumley & Matthew J.G. Gage
Rising and more variable global temperatures pose a challenge for biodiversity, with reproduction and fertility being especially sensitive to heat. Here, we assessed the potential for thermal adaptation in sperm and egg function using Tribolium flour beetles, a warm-temperate-tropical insect model. Following temperature increases through adult development, we found opposing gamete responses, with males producing shorter sperm and females laying larger eggs. Importantly, this gamete phenotypic plasticity was adaptive: thermal translocation experiments showed that both...
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