Resource quality determines the evolution of resistance and its genetic basis

Katherine Roberts, Sean Meaden, Stephen Sharpe, Toby Doyle, Suzanne Kay, Lewis Bartlett, Steve Paterson & Mike Boots
Parasites impose strong selection on their hosts, but the level of any evolved resistance may be constrained by the availability of resources. However, studies identifying the genomic basis of such resource-mediated selection are rare, particularly in non-model organisms. Here, we investigated the role of nutrition in the evolution of resistance to a DNA virus (PiGV), and any associated trade-offs in a lepidopteran pest species (Plodia interpunctella). Through selection experiments and whole genome re-sequencing we identify...
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