TABLE 4

Effects of infection status of D. melanogaster on sperm condition

First maleSecond maleNProportion ebony (total)aProportion ebony (mating)b
Crosses with uninfected females
1.InfectedUninfected360.55 (0.17)0.91 (0.09)
2.UninfectedInfected300.34 (0.15)0.71 (0.27)
3.InfectedInfected370.47 (0.14)0.88 (0.11)
4.UninfectedUninfected330.40 (0.20)0.74 (0.23)
Crosses with infected females
1.InfectedUninfected360.47 (0.19)0.88 (0.21)
2.UninfectedInfected410.37 (0.22)0.75 (0.21)
3.InfectedInfected390.40 (0.15)0.84 (0.23)
4.UninfectedUninfected440.38 (0.17)0.75 (0.23)
  • Values are the mean proportion of offspring that were ebony, with standard deviations in parentheses.

  • a Proportion determined from all emerging progeny.

  • b Proportion determined only from offspring emerging after second mating.