department/unit name here Darin R. Rokyta, PhD
Assistant Professor
Lab: 4070 King Life Sciences
Office: 4058 King Life Sciences
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phone number Lab: (850) 645-8817
phone number Office: (850) 645-8812


  • Rokyta DR, Lemmon AR, Margres MJ, Aronow K. 2012. The venom-gland transcriptome of the eastern diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus). BMC Genomics 13:312. (pdf)

  • Pearson VM, Miller CR, Rokyta DR. 2012. The consistency of beneficial fitness effects of mutations across diverse genetic backgrounds. PLoS ONE 7(8): e43864. (pdf)

  • Rokyta DR, Joyce P, Caudle SB, Miller C, Beisel CJ, Wichman HA. 2011. Epistasis between beneficial mutations and the phenotype-to-fitness map for a ssDNA virus. PLoS Genetics 7(6): e1002075. (pdf)

  • Rokyta Dr, Wray KP, Lemmon AR, Lemmon EM, Caudle SB. 2011. A high-throughput venom-gland transcriptome for the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) and evidence for pervasive positive selection across toxin classes. Toxicon 57: 657-671. (pdf)

  • Rokyta DR, Wichman HA. 2009. Genic incompatibilities in two hybrid bacteriophages. Molecular Biology and Evolution 26: 2831-2839. (pdf)

  • Rokyta DR, Abdo Z, Wichman HA. 2009. The genetics of adaptation for eight microvirid bacteriophages. Journal of Molecular Evolution 69: 229-239. (pdf)

  • Joyce P, Rokyta DR, Beisel CJ, Orr HA. 2008. A general extreme value theory model for the adaptation of DNA sequences under strong selection and weak mutation. Genetics 180: 1627-1643. (pdf)

  • Rokyta DR, Beisel CJ, Joyce P, Ferris MT, Burch CL, Wichman HA. 2008. Beneficial fitness effects are not exponential for two viruses. Journal of Molecular Evolution 67: 368-376. (pdf)

  • Beisel CJ, Rokyta DR, Wichman HA, Joyce P. 2007. Testing the extreme value domain of attraction for distributions of beneficial fitness effects. Genetics 176: 2441-2449. (pdf)

  • Rokyta DR, Beisel CJ, Joyce P. 2006. Properties of adaptive walks on uncorrelated landscapes under strong selection and weak mutation. Journal of Theoretical Biology 243: 114-120. (pdf)

  • Rokyta DR, Burch CL, Caudle SB, Wichman HA. 2006. Horizontal gene transfer and the evolution of microvirid coliphage genomes. Journal of Bacteriology 188: 1134-1142. (pdf)

  • Rokyta DR, Joyce P, Caudle SB, Wichman HA. 2005. An empirical test of the mutational landscape model of adaptation using a single-stranded DNA virus. Nature Genetics 37: 441-444. (pdf) (supplement)

  • Bull JJ, Badgett MR, Rokyta D, Molineux IJ. 2003. Experimental evolution yields hundreds of mutations in a functional viral genome. Journal of Molecular Evolution 57: 241-248. (pdf)

  • Rokyta D, Badgett MR, Molineux IJ, Bull JJ. 2002. Experimental genomic evolution: extensive compensation for loss of DNA ligase activity in a virus. Molecular Biology and Evolution 19: 230-238. (pdf)