Data from: Sexual selection affects the evolution of lifespan and ageing in the decorated cricket Gryllodes sigillatus

Catharine Ruth Archer, Nick J. Royle, Scott K. Sakaluk, Felix Zajitschek & John Hunt
Recent work suggests that sexual selection can influence the evolution of ageing and lifespan by shaping the optimal timing and relative costliness of reproductive effort in the sexes. We use inbred lines of the decorated cricket, Gryllodes sigillatus, to estimate the genetic (co)variance between age-dependent reproductive effort, lifespan and ageing within and between the sexes. Sexual selection theory predicts that males should die sooner and age more rapidly than females. However, a reversal of this...
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