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dc.contributor.authorImmonen, Elina
dc.contributor.authorSnook, Rhonda R.
dc.contributor.authorRitchie, Michael Gordon
dc.identifier.citationImmonen , E , Snook , R R & Ritchie , M G 2014 , ' Mating system variation drives rapid evolution of the female transcriptome in Drosophila pseudoobscura ' Ecology and Evolution , vol. 4 , no. 11 , pp. 2186-2201 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 116571204
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84901785377
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-7913-8675/work/46761152
dc.descriptionThis research was part funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, Grant Number: NE/I014632/1. The APC was paid through RCUK open access block grant funds.en
dc.description.abstractInteractions between the sexes are believed to be a potent source of selection on sex-specific evolution. The way in which sexual interactions influence male investment is much studied, but effects on females are more poorly understood. To address this deficiency, we examined gene expression in virgin female Drosophila pseudoobscura following 100 generations of mating system manipulations in which we either elevated polyandry or enforced monandry. Gene expression evolution following mating system manipulation resulted in 14% of the transcriptome of virgin females being altered. Polyandrous females elevated expression of a greater number of genes normally enriched in ovaries and associated with mitosis and meiosis, which might reflect female investment into reproductive functions. Monandrous females showed a greater number of genes normally enriched for expression in somatic tissues, including the head and gut and associated with visual perception and metabolism, respectively. By comparing our data with a previous study of sex differences in gene expression in this species, we found that the majority of the genes that are differentially expressed between females of the selection treatments show female-biased expression in the wild-type population. A striking exception is genes associated with male-specific reproductive tissues (in D. melanogaster), which are upregulated in polyandrous females. Our results provide experimental evidence for a role of sex-specific selection arising from differing sexual interactions with males in promoting rapid evolution of the female transcriptome.en
dc.relation.ispartofEcology and Evolutionen
dc.rights© 2014 The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectGene expressionen
dc.subjectSexual selectionen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.titleMating system variation drives rapid evolution of the female transcriptome in Drosophila pseudoobscuraen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Biological Diversityen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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