Data from: Transcriptional variation associated with cactus host plant adaptation in Drosophila mettleri

Kim Hoang, Luciano M. Matzkin & Jeremy M. Bono
Although the importance of host plant chemistry in plant–insect interactions is widely accepted, the genetic basis of adaptation to host plants is not well understood. Here, we investigate transcriptional changes associated with a host plant shift in Drosophila mettleri. While D. mettleri is distributed mainly throughout the Sonoran Desert where it specializes on columnar cacti (Carnegiea gigantea and Pachycereus pringleii), a population on Santa Catalina Island has shifted to chemically divergent coastal prickly pear cactus...

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