John Jaenike

University of Rochester

Fields of interest: 

Ecology and evolution of host-parasite and host-endosymbiont interactions


Recent publications:

Jaenike J:
Population genetics of beneficial heritable symbionts.
TREE, 27, (2012): 226-232.

Dyer KA, Burke C, Jaenike J:
Wolbachia-mediated persistence of mtDNA from a potentially extinct species.
Molecular Ecology, 20, (2011): 2805–2817.

Jaenike J, Brekke T:
Defensive endosymbionts: a cryptic trophic level in community ecology.
Ecology Letters, 14, (2011): 150-155.

Jaenike J, Unckless RL, Cockburn SN, Boelio LM, Perlman SJ:
Adaptation via symbiosis: recent spread of a defensive symbiont in Drosophila.
Science 329, (2010): 212-215.

Unckless RL, Boelio LM, Herren JK, Jaenike J:
Wolbachia as populations within individual insects: causes and consequences of density variation in natural populations of Drosophila innubila.
Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B, 276, (2009): 2805-2811.

Jaenike J:
Spontaneous emergence of a new Wolbachia phenotype.
Evolution 61, (2007): 2244-2252.

Jaenike J, Polak M, Fiskin A, Helou M, Minhas M:
Interspecific transmission of endosymbiotic Spiroplasma by mites.
Biology Letters, 3, 2007: 23-25.

Dyer KA, Charlesworth B, Jaenike J:
Chromosome-wide linkage disequilibrium as a consequence of meiotic drive.
PNAS 104, (2007): 1587-1592.

Jaenike J, Dyer KA, Cornish C, Minhas MS:
Asymmetrical reinforcement and Wolbachia infection in Drosophila.
PLoS Biology, 4, (2006): 1852-1862.

Perlman SJ, Jaenike J:
Infection success in novel hosts: an experimental phylogenetic study of Drosophila – parasitic nematodes.
Evolution 57, (2003): 544-557.