Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2005, 18 ( ), Parent article DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2005.00909.x



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Table S1.  Exploration of the impact of the parameter 'transmission fidelity' on the spread of Wolbachia and the preference allele. This table illustrates (1) the maximum frequency achieved by Wolbachia (note Wolbachia always declines from this frequency), (2) the number of generations required for Wolbachia to reach its maximum frequency and (3) the increase in frequency (%) of the preference allele (as measured when Wolbachia reaches maximum frequency), when the maternal transmission fidelity of Wolbachia, the starting frequency of the preference allele and the starting frequency of Wolbachia are varied. Blank boxes indicate parameter combinations not modelled. Grey areas indicate combinations of parameters under which Wolbachia fails to spread but instead decreases from its initial starting frequency. The preference allele spreads despite the decline of Wolbachia. Download here.

Table S2.  Exploration of the impact of the parameter 'fitness costs' on the spread of Wolbachia and the preference allele. This table illustrates (1) the number of generations required for Wolbachia fixation and (2) the increase in frequency (%) of the preference allele (as measured at Wolbachia fixation), when the fitness cost of Wolbachia (estimated as reductions in infected females fecundity), the starting frequency of the preference allele and the starting frequency of Wolbachia are varied. Blank boxes indicate parameter combinations not modelled. Grey areas indicate combinations of parameters under which Wolbachia fails to spread but instead decreases from its initial starting frequency. The preference allele spreads despite the decline of Wolbachia. Download here.

Table S3.  Exploration of the impact of the parameter 'degree of cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI)' on the spread of Wolbachia and the preference allele. This table illustrates (1) the number of generations required for Wolbachia fixation and (2) the increase in frequency (%) of the preference allele (as measured at Wolbachia fixation), when the degree of CI induced by infected males, the starting frequency of the preference allele and the starting frequency of Wolbachia are varied. Download here.

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