Data from: A positive genetic correlation between hypoxia tolerance and heat tolerance supports a controversial theory of heat stress

  • John M. VandenBrooks (Contributor)
  • Jacob P. Youngblood (Contributor)
  • Michael Angilletta (Contributor)
  • Kinley Ragan (Contributor)
  • Collin Teague (Contributor)

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We used quantitative genetics to test a controversial theory of heat stress, in which animals overheat when the demand for oxygen exceeds the supply. This theory, referred to as oxygen- and capacity-limited thermal tolerance, predicts a positive genetic correlation between hypoxia tolerance and heat tolerance. We demonstrate the first genetic correlation of this kind in a model organism, Drosophila melanogaster. Genotypes more likely to fly under hypoxic stress (12% O2) were also more likely to fly under heat stress (39°C). This finding prompts new questions about mechanisms and limits of adaptation to heat stress.,Excel sheet with flight probabilities for isofemale lines under three treatmentsline = ID for DPRG line; hypoxia25C = % flight at 25C and hypoxia; normoxia39C = % flight at 39C and normoxia; normoxia25C = % flight at 25C and normoxiadata for Dryad.xlsx,
Date made availableNov 1 2017
PublisherDRYAD

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