Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences Experts

John Jaenike

University of Rochester
United States of America


John Jaenike, Professor, PhD

Research Interest

Ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions; Sex chromosome meiotic drive; Wolbachia as male killers and causes of reproductive isolation in Drosophila; Ecology of mycophagous Drosophila


  • Metcalf JA, Jo M, Bordenstein SR, Jaenike J, Bordenstein SR. Recent genome reduction of Wolbachia in Drosophila recens targets phage WO and narrows candidates for reproductive parasitism. PeerJ. 2014 Aug 14;2:e529.

  • Jaenike J. Heritable symbionts contribute to host plant adaptation. Functional Ecology. 2015 Nov 1;29(11):1371-2.

  • Haselkorn TS, Jaenike J. Macroevolutionary persistence of heritable endosymbionts: acquisition, retention and expression of adaptive phenotypes in Spiroplasma. Molecular ecology. 2015 Jul 1;24(14):3752-65.

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