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Dr Jack Rayner:
Postgraduate Student and Research Fellow

Dr Jack Rayner

Dr Jack Rayner
Harold Mitchell Building
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TH
Fife
UK

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I'm working on the Hawaiian field cricket system, in which males of the field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus have repeatedly lost the ability to sing under selection from an acoustically orienting parasitoid fly. My research involves combining fieldwork and laboratory observations with RNA and DNA sequencing to better understand the conditions promoting repeated adaptive evolution.

 



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Recent Publications:

5 (of 7 /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/status/published available) for jr228 (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Rapid parallel adaptation despite gene flow in silent crickets Xiao Zhang, Jack Gregory Rayner, Mark Blaxter, Nathan William Bailey
Nature Communications 2021 vol. 12
Variable dosage compensation is associated with female consequences of an X-linked, male-beneficial mutation Jack Gregory Rayner, Nathan William Bailey
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences 2021 vol. 288
Can behaviour impede evolution? Persistence of singing effort after morphological song loss in crickets Jack Gregory Rayner, Nathan William Bailey
Biology Letters 2020 vol. 16
Field cricket genome reveals the footprint of recent, abrupt adaptation in the wild Sonia Pascoal, Judith E. Risse, Xiao Zhang, Mark Blaxter, Timothee Cezard, Richard J. Challis, Karim Gharbi, John Hunt, Sujai Kumar, Emma Langan, Xuan Liu, Jack Gregory Rayner, Michael Gordon Ritchie, Basten L. Snoek, Urmi Trivedi, Nathan William Bailey
Evolution Letters 2020 vol. 4 pp. 19-33
A silent orchestra Jack Gregory Rayner, Sarah Aldridge, Fernando Montealegre-Z, Nathan William Bailey
Ecology 2019 vol. 100