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Pleiotropic Effects of DDT Resistance on Male Size and Behaviour

data. Funding This work was funded by a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award to NW and a University of Exeter studentship to WR Compliance with ethical standards Conflict of interest Wayne G. Rostant

Sexual conflict maintains variation at an insecticide resistance locus

Background The maintenance of genetic variation through sexually antagonistic selection is controversial, partly because specific sexually-antagonistic alleles have not been identified. The Drosophila DDT resistance allele (DDT-R) is an exception. This allele increases female fitness, but simultaneously decreases male fitness, and it has been suggested that this sexual antagonism ...