Data from: Extra molting and selection on nymphal growth in the desert locust

Benjamin Pélissié, Cyril Piou, Hélène Jourdan-Pineau, Christine Pagès, Laurence Blondin & Marie-Pierre Chapuis
In insects, extra-molting has been viewed as a compensatory mechanism for nymphal growth that contributes to optimize body weight for successful reproduction. However, little is known on the capacity of extra-molting to evolve in natural populations, which limits our understanding of how selection acts on nymphal growth. We used a multi-generational pedigree, individual monitoring and quantitative genetics models to investigate the evolution of extra-molting and its impact on nymphal growth in a solitarious population of...
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