Data from: Rate of novel host invasion affects adaptability of evolving RNA virus lineages

Valerie J. Morley, Sandra Y. Mendiola & Paul E. Turner
Although differing rates of environmental turnover should be consequential for the dynamics of adaptive change, this idea has been rarely examined outside of theory. In particular, the importance of RNA viruses in disease emergence warrants experiments testing how differing rates of novel host invasion may impact the ability of viruses to adaptively shift onto a novel host. To test whether the rate of environmental turnover influences adaptation, we experimentally evolved 144 Sindbis virus lineages in...
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