Data from: Pigmentation and fitness trade-offs through the lens of artificial selection

Subhash Rajpurohit, Rani Richardson, John Dean, Raul Vazquez, Grace Wong & Paul S. Schmidt
Pigmentation is a classic phenotype that varies widely and adaptively in nature both within and among taxa. Genes underlying pigmentation phenotype are highly pleiotropic, creating the potential for functional trade-offs. However, the basic tenets of this trade-off hypothesis with respect to life-history traits have not been directly addressed. In natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster, the degree of melanin pigmentation covaries with fecundity and several other fitness traits. To examine correlations and potential trade-offs associated with...
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