Data from: Contribution of maternal effects to dietary selection in Mediterranean fruit flies.

Philip T. Leftwich, William J. Nash, Lucy A. Friend & Tracey Chapman
Individual responses to dietary variation represent a fundamental component of fitness, and nutritional adaptation can occur over just a few generations. Maternal effects can show marked proximate responses to nutrition, but whether they contribute to longer-term dietary adaptation is unclear. Here we tested the hypotheses that maternal effects: (i) contribute to dietary adaptation, (ii) diminish when dietary conditions are constant between generations, (iii) are trait-specific and (iv) interact with high- and low-quality food. We used...
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