The dataset presents data on female mate choice totals for different species pair combinations. Data are presented for wild types and inbred lines of Drosophila simulans and Drosophilia sechellia females. Most of the data was generated in a laboratory at Stony Brook University, with some at Oxford University. Each test was conducted in 28.5 x 95mm plastic vials.
Data was collected at different points between 2014 and 2021 by the lead data author.
The work was conducted on mate choice preferences to determine how preferences vary between strains, species and among hybrids.
Work was funded under NERC grant NERC NE/S010351/1. Investigating the dual role of mate choice genes in behavioural isolation and hybridization.
Publication date: 2022-07-19