Data from: Cross-generational effects of male reproductive success and offspring immunocompetence in Drosophila melanogaster

Ashley Guncay, Thiropa Balasubramaniam, Katie Plagens, Joel T. Weadge, Tristan A. F. Long, Joel Weadge & Tristan A.F. Long
In some species where males make no direct contribution to a female’s lifetime reproductive success, females choose mates based on the indirect benefits manifested in their offspring. One trait that may be subject to this sexual selection is immunocompetence (the ability to mount an immune response following exposure to pathogens); however, the results of previous work on its link to male attractiveness have been ambiguous. Herein we examine the life history consequences of mating with...

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