Data from: Epigenetic potential and DNA methylation in an ongoing House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) range expansion

Haley E Hanson, Chengqi Wang, Aaron W Schrey, Andrea L Liebl, Mark Ravinet, Rays H Y Jiang & Lynn B Martin
During range expansions, organisms can use epigenetic mechanisms to adjust to conditions in novel areas by altering gene expression and enabling phenotypic plasticity. Here, we predicted that the number of CpG sites within the genome, one form of epigenetic potential, would be important for successful range expansions because DNA methylation can modulate gene expression, and consequently plasticity. We asked how the number of CpG sites and DNA methylation varied across five locations in the ~70...

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