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Wordle made from abstracts of articles published between 1999 and 2017 


Preprint Articles

  1. Phillips, M. A., J. L. Steenwyk^, X.-X. Shen, & A. Rokas^ (2021). Examination of gene loss in the DNA mismatch repair pathway and its mutational consequences in a fungal phylum. (^Senior authors) PDF
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  2. Abraham, A., B. L. Le, I. Kosti, P. Straub, D. R. Velez Edwards, L. K. Davis, L. Muglia, A. Rokas, A. Bejan, M. Sirota, & J. A. Capra (2020). Dense phenotyping from electronic health records enables machine-learning-based prediction of preterm birth. PDF
    Preprint on medRxiv server
  3. Walker, J. F., X.-X. Shen, A. Rokas, S. A. Smith, & E. Moyroud (2020). Disentangling biological and analytical factors that give rise to outlier genes in phylogenomic matrices. PDF
    Preprint on bioRxiv server
  4. Kwon, M. J., C. Steiniger, T. C. Cairns, J. H. Wisecaver, A. Lind, C. Pohl, C. Regner, A. Rokas, &. V. Meyer (2020). Beyond the biosynthetic gene cluster paradigm: Genome-wide co-expression networks connect clustered and unclustered transcription factors to secondary metabolic pathways. PDF
    Preprint on bioRxiv server
  5. Ortiz, J. F. & A. Rokas (2018). The genomic geography and evolution of clusters of tandemly duplicated genes in the human and mammal genomes. PDF
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  6. Rinker, D. C., X. Zhou, R. J. Pitts, P. L. Jones, A. Rokas, & L. J. Zwiebel (2015). RNAseq in the mosquito maxillary palp: a little antennal RNA goes a long way. PDF
    Preprint on bioRxiv server

Research Articles

  1. Ries, L. N. A., P. A. Castro, L. P. Silva, C. Valero, T. F. Reis, R. Saborano, I. F. Duarte, G. F. Persinoti, J. L. Steenwyk, A. Rokas, F. Almeida , J. H. Costa, T. P. Fill, S. S. W. Wong, V. Aimanianda, F. Rodrigues, R. A. Gonçales, C. Duarte-Oliveira, A. Carvalho, & G. H. Goldman (2021). Aspergillus fumigatus acetate utilisation impacts virulence traits and pathogenicity. mBio: in press.
  2. Li, Y., X.-X. Shen, B. Evans, C. W. Dunn^, & A. Rokas^ (2021). Rooting the animal tree of life. (^Senior authors) Mol. Biol. Evol.: in press. PDF
  3. Mead, M. E.*, J. L. Steenwyk*, L. P. Silva, P. A. de Castro, N. Saeed, F. Hillmann, G. H. Goldman, & A. Rokas (2021). An evolutionary genomic approach reveals both conserved and species-specific genetic elements related to human disease in closely related Aspergillus fungi. (*Equal contributors) Genetics: in press. PDF
  4. Steenwyk, J. L., M. E. Mead, P. A. Castro, C. Valero, A. Damasio, R. A. C. Santos, A. L. LaBella, Y. Li, S. L. Knowles, H. A. Raja, N. H. Oberlies, X. Zhou, O. A. Cornely, F. Fuchs, P. Koehler^, G. H. Goldman^, & A. Rokas^ (2021). Genomic and phenotypic analysis of COVID-19-associated pulmonary aspergillosis isolates of Aspergillus fumigatus. (^Senior authors) Microbiol. Spectr. 9: e00010-21. PDF
  5. LaBella, A. L., D. Opulente, J. L. Steenwyk, C. T. Hittinger, & A. Rokas (2021). Signatures of optimal codon usage in metabolic genes inform budding yeast ecology. PLoS Biol. 19: e3001185. PDF
  6. Shen, X.-X., J. L. Steenwyk, & A. Rokas (2021). Dissecting incongruence between concatenation- and quartet-based approaches in phylogenomic data. Syst. Biol.: in press. PDF
  7. Steenwyk, J. L.^, T. J. Buida III, A. L. LaBella, Y. Li, X.-X. Shen, & A. Rokas^ (2021). PhyKIT: a broadly applicable UNIX shell toolkit for processing and analyzing phylogenomic data. (^Senior authors) Bioinformatics: in press. PDF
  8. Li, Y., J. L. Steenwyk, Y. Chang, Y. Wang, T. Y. James, J. E. Stajich, J. W. Spatafora, M. Groenewald, C. W. Dunn, C. T. Hittinger, X.-X. Shen^, & A Rokas^ (2021). A genome-scale phylogeny of the kingdom Fungi. (^Senior authors) Curr. Biol. 31: 1653–1665. PDF
    Cover article
  9. Wu, M.-Y.*, M. E. Mead*, M.-K. Lee, G. F. Neuhaus, D. A. Adpressa, J. I. Martien, Y.-E. Son, H. Moon, D. Amador-Noguez, K.-H. Han, A. Rokas, S. Loesgen, J.-H. Yu, H.-S. Park (2021). Transcriptomic, protein-DNA interaction, and metabolomic studies of VosA, VelB, and WetA in Aspergillus nidulans asexual spores. (*Equal contributors) mBio 12: e03128-20. PDF
  10. Haase, M. A. B., J. Kominek, D. Opulente, X.-X. Shen, A. L. LaBella, X. Zhou, J. DeVirgilio, A. Hulfachor, C. P. Kurtzman, A. Rokas^, & C. T. Hittinger^ (2021). Repeated horizontal gene transfer of GALactose metabolism genes violates Dollo’s law of irreversible loss. (^Senior authors) Genetics 217: iyaa012. PDF
  11. Benton, M. L., A. Abraham, A. L. LaBella, P. Abbot, A. Rokas, & J. A. Capra (2021). The influence of evolutionary history on human health and disease. Nature Rev. Genet. 22: 269–283. PDF
  12. Rokas, A., S. Mesiano, O. Tamam, A. L. LaBella, G. Zhang, & L. J. Muglia (2020). Developing a theoretical evolutionary framework to solve the mystery of parturition initiation. eLife 9: e58343. PDF
  13. Hatmaker, E. A.*, X. Zhou*, M. E. Mead, H. Moon, J.-H. Yu, & A. Rokas (2020). A revised transcriptome-based gene annotation for Aspergillus flavus strain NRRL 3357. (*Equal contributors) Microbiol. Resour. Announc. 9: e01155-20. PDF
  14. Steenwyk, J. L.^, T. J. Buida III, Y. Li, X.-X. Shen, & A. Rokas^ (2020). ClipKIT: a multiple sequence alignment-trimming algorithm for accurate phylogenomic inference. (^Senior authors) PLoS Biol. 18: e3001007. PDF
  15. Shen, X.-X.^, Y Li, C. T. Hittinger, X. Chen, & A. Rokas^ (2020). An investigation of irreproducibility in maximum likelihood phylogenetic inference. (^Senior authors) Nature Comm. 11: 6096. PDF
  16. Li, Y., K. T. David, X.-X. Shen, J. L. Steenwyk, K. M. Halanych, & A. Rokas (2020). Feature Frequency Profile-based phylogenies are inaccurate. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 117: 31580-31581. PDF
  17. Shen, X.-X.^, J. L. Steenwyk, A. L. LaBella, D. A. Opulente, X. Zhou, J. Kominek, Y. Li, M. Groenewald, C. T. Hittinger, & A. Rokas^ (2020). Genome-scale phylogeny and contrasting modes of genome evolution in the fungal phylum Ascomycota. (^Senior authors) Sci. Adv. 6: eabd0079. PDF
  18. Santos, R. A. C., O. Rivero-Menendez, J. L. Steenwyk, M. E. Mead, G. H. Goldman^, A. Alastruey-Izquierdo, & A. Rokas^ (2020). Draft genome sequences of four Aspergillus section Fumigati clinical strains. (^Senior authors) Microbiol. Resour. Announc. 9: e00856-20. PDF
  19. Filho, A. P. C., G. T. P. Brancini, P. A. de Castro, J. A. Ferreira, L. P. Silva, M. C. Rocha, I. Malavazi, J. G. M. Pontes, T. Fill, R. Silva, F. Almeida, J. L. Steenwyk, A. Rokas, T. F. dos Reis, L. N. A. Ries, & G. H. Goldman (2020). Aspergillus fumigatus G-protein coupled receptors GprM and GprJ are important for the regulation of the cell wall integrity pathway, secondary metabolite production, and virulence. mBio 11: e02458-20. PDF
  20. Steenwyk, J. L., M. E. Mead*, S. L. Knowles*, H. A. Raja, C. D. Roberts, O. Bader, J. Houbraken, G. H. Goldman, N. H. Oberlies, & A. Rokas (2020). Variation among biosynthetic gene clusters, secondary metabolite profiles, and cards of virulence across Aspergillus species. (*Equal contributors) Genetics 216: 481-497. PDF
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  21. LaBella, A. L.*, A. Abraham*, Y. Pichkar, S. L. Fong, G. Zhang, L. J. Muglia, P. Abbot, A. Rokas^, & J. A. Capra^ (2020). Accounting for diverse evolutionary forces reveals mosaic patterns of selection on human preterm birth loci. (*Equal contributors; ^senior authors) Nature Comm. 11: 3731. PDF
    The story behind the paper in Nature Research Ecology & Evolution Community’s blog
  22. Ries, L. N. A., L. Pardeshi, Z. Dong, K. Tan, J. L. Steenwyk, A. C. Colabardini, J. A. F. Filho, P. A. de Castro, L. P. Silva, N. W. Preite, F. Almeida, L. J. de Assis, R. A. C. Santos, P. Bowyer, M. Bromley, R. A. Owens, S. Doyle, M. Demasi, D. C. R. Hernández, L. E. S. Netto, M. T. Pupo, A. Rokas, F. V. Loures, K. H. Wong, & G. H. Goldman (2020). The Aspergillus fumigatus transcription factor RglT is important for gliotoxin biosynthesis and self-protection, and virulence. PLoS Path. 16: e1008645. PDF
  23. James, T. Y., J. E. Stajich, C. T. Hittinger, & A. Rokas (2020). Toward a fully resolved fungal tree of life. Ann. Rev. Microbiol. 74: 291–313. PDF
  24. Steenwyk, J. L.*, A. L. Lind*, L. N. A. Ries, T. F. dos Reis, L. P. Silva, F. Almeida, R. W. Bastos, T. F. C. F. Silva, V. L. D. Bonato, A. M. Pessoni, F. Rodrigues, H. A. Raja, S. L. Knowles, N. H. Oberlies, K. Lagrou, G. H. Goldman^, & A. Rokas^ (2020). Pathogenic allodiploid hybrids of Aspergillus fungi. (*Equal contributors; ^senior authors) Curr. Biol. 30: 2495–2507. PDF
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  25. Mead, M. E.*, A. T. Borowsky*, B. Joehnk, J. L. Steenwyk, X.-X. Shen, A. Sil, & A. Rokas (2020). Recurrent loss of abaA, a master regulator of asexual development in filamentous fungi, correlates with changes in genomic and morphological traits. (*Equal contributors) Genome Biol. Evol. 12: 1119–1130. PDF
  26. Santos, R. A. C.,J. L. Steenwyk, O. Rivero-Menendez, M. E. Mead, L. P. Silva, R. W. Bastos, A. Alastruey-Izquierdo, G. H. Goldman^, & A. Rokas^ (2020). Genomic and phenotypic heterogeneity of clinical isolates of the human pathogens Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus lentulus and Aspergillus fumigatiaffinis. (^Senior authors) Front. Genet. 11: 459. PDF
  27. Drott, M. T., R. W. Bastos, A. Rokas, L.N.A. Ries, T. Gabaldon, G. H. Goldman, N. P. Keller, & C. Greco (2020). Diversity of secondary metabolism in Aspergillus nidulans clinical isolates. mSphere 5: e00156-20. PDF
  28. Bastos, R. W., C. Valero, L. P. Silva, T. Schoen, M. Drott, V. Brauer, R. Silva-Rocha, A. Lind, J. L. Steenwyk, A. Rokas, F. Rodrigues, A. Resendiz-Sharpe, K. Lagrou, M. Marcet-Houben, T. Gabaldon, E. McDonnell, I. Reid, A. Tsang, B. R. Oakley, F. Loures, F. Almeida, A. Huttenlocher, N. P. Keller, L. Ries, & G. H. Goldman (2020). Functional characterization of clinical isolates of the opportunistic fungal pathogen Aspergillus nidulans. mSphere 5: e00153-20. PDF
  29. Rokas, A., M. E. Mead, J. L. Steenwyk, N. H. Oberlies, & G. H. Goldman (2020). Evolving moldy murderers: Aspergillus section Fumigati as a model for studying the repeated evolution of fungal pathogenicity. PLoS Path. 16: e1008315. PDF
  30. Knowles, S. L., H. A. Raja, I. H. Isawi, L. C. Flores Bocanegra, P. H. Reggio, C. J. Pearce, J. E. Burdette, A. Rokas, & N. H. Oberlies (2020). Wheldone: Characterization of a unique scaffold from the co-culture of Aspergillus fischeri and Xylaria flabelliformis. Org. Lett. 22: 1878–1882. PDF
  31. Libkind, D., D. Peris Navarro, F. Cubillos, J. L. Steenwyk, D. Opulente, Q. Langdon, A. Rokas, & C. T. Hittinger (2020). Into the wild: new yeast genomes from natural environments and new tools for their analysis. FEMS Yeast Research 20: foaa008. PDF
  32. Knowles, S. J., M. E. Mead, L. Pereira Silva, H. A. Raja, J. L. Steenwyk, G. H. Goldman^, N. H. Oberlies^, & A. Rokas^ (2020). Gliotoxin, a known virulence factor in the major human pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus, is also biosynthesized by the non-pathogenic relative A. fischeri. (^Senior authors) mBio 11: e03361-19. PDF
  33. Rokas, A., M. E. Mead, J. L. Steenwyk, H. A. Raja, & N. H. Oberlies (2020). Biosynthetic gene clusters and the evolution of fungal chemodiversity. Natural Product Rep. 37: 868–878. PDF
  34. Zhou, X., S. Lutteropp, L. Czech, A. Stamatakis, M. von Looz, & A. Rokas (2020). Quartet-based computations of internode certainty provide accurate and robust measures of phylogenetic incongruence. Syst. Biol. 69: 308-324. PDF
  35. Knowles, S. L., N. Vu, D. A. Todd, H. A. Raja, A. Rokas, Q. Zhang, & N. H. Oberlies (2019). Orthogonal method for double bond placement via ozone-induced dissociation mass spectrometry (OzID-MS). J. Nat. Prod. 82: 3421-3431. PDF
  36. Bodinaku, I., J. Shaffer, A. B. Connors, J. L. Steenwyk, E. Kastman, A. Rokas, A. Robbat, & B. Wolfe (2019). Rapid phenotypic and metabolomic domestication of wild Penicillium molds on cheese. mBio 10: e02445-19. PDF
  37. Mead, M. E.*, H. A. Raja*, J. L. Steenwyk, S. L. Knowles, N. H. Oberlies^, & A. Rokas^ (2019). Draft genome sequence of the griseofulvin-producing fungus Xylaria flabelliformis strain G536. Microbiol. Resour. Announc. 8: e00890-19. (*Equal contributors; ^senior authors) PDF
  38. Steenwyk, J. L. & A. Rokas (2019). treehouse: a user-friendly application to obtain subtrees from large phylogenies. BMC Res. Notes 12: 541. PDF
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  39. Ely, Z. A., J. M. Moon, G. R. Sliwoski, A. K. Sangha, X.-X. Shen, A. L. LaBella, J. Meiler, J. A. Capra, & A. Rokas (2019). The impact of natural selection on the evolution and function of placentally expressed galectins. Genome Biol. Evol. 11: 2574–2592. PDF
  40. Krassowski, T., J. Kominek, X.-X. Shen, D. A. Opulente, X. Zhou, A. Rokas, C. T. Hittinger, & K. H. Wolfe (2019). Multiple reinventions of mating-type switching during budding yeast evolution. Curr. Biol. 29: 2555–2562. PDF
    Commentary in Current Biology
  41. Labella, A. L., D. A. Opulente, J. L. Steenwyk, C. T. Hittinger, & A. Rokas (2019). Variation and selection on codon usage bias across an entire subphylum. PLoS Genetics 15: e1008304. PDF
  42. dos Reis, T. F., L. P. Silva, P. A. de Castro, R. A. do Carmo, M. M. Marini, J. F. da Silveira, B. H. Ferreira, F. Rodrigues, A. L. Lind, A. Rokas, & G. H. Goldman (2019). The Aspergillus fumigatus mismatch repair MSH2 homologue is important for virulence and azole resistance. mSphere 4: e00416-19. PDF
  43. Moon, J. M., J. A. Capra, P. Abbot, & A. Rokas (2019). Immune regulation in eutherian pregnancy: Live birth co-evolved with novel immune genes and gene regulation. BioEssays 41: 1900072. PDF
  44. Moon, J. M., J. A. Capra, P. Abbot, & A. Rokas (2019). Signatures of recent positive selection in enhancers across 41 human tissues. G3 9: 2671-2774. PDF
  45. Steenwyk, J. L., X.-X. Shen, A. L. Lind, G. G. Goldman, &. A. Rokas (2019). A robust phylogenomic timetree for biotechnologically and medically important fungi in the genera Aspergillus and Penicillium. mBio 10: e00925-19. PDF
  46. Wang, M., H. Fu, X.-X. Shen, R. Ruan, A. Rokas, & H. Li (2019). Genomic features and evolution of the conditionally dispensable chromosome in the tangerine pathotype of Alternaria alternata. Mol. Plant Pathol. 20: 1425–1438. PDF
  47. Steenwyk, J. L., D. A. Opulente, J. Kominek, X.-X. Shen, X. Zhou, A. L. Labella, N. P. Bradley, B. F. Eichman, N. Čadež, D. Libkind, J. DeVirgilio, A. B. Hulfachor, C. P. Kurtzman, C. Hittinger^, & A. Rokas^ (2019). Extensive loss of cell cycle and DNA repair genes in an ancient lineage of bipolar budding yeasts. PLoS Biol. 17: e3000255. (^Senior authors) PDF
  48. Smith, S. P.*, J. B. Phillips*, M. L. Johnson, P. Abbot, J. A Capra, & A. Rokas (2019). Genome wide association analysis identifies genetic variants associated with reproductive variation across domestic dog breeds and uncovers links to domestication. (*Equal contributors) Evol. Med. Public Health 2019: 93-103. PDF
  49. Greco, C., N. P. Keller^, & A. Rokas^ (2019). Unearthing fungal chemodiversity and prospects for drug discovery. Curr. Opin. Microbiol. 51: 22-29. (^senior authors) PDF
  50. Ries, L. N. A., J. L. Steenwyk, P. A. Castro, P. B. A. Lima, F. Almeida, L. J. Assis, A. O. Manfiolli, A. Takahashi-Nakaguchi, Y. Kusuya, D. Hagiwara, H. Takahashi, X. Wang, J. J. Obar, A. Rokas, & G. H. Goldman (2019). Nutritional heterogeneity among Aspergillus fumigatus strains has consequences for virulence in a strain- and host-dependent manner. Front. Microbiol. 10: 854. PDF
  51. Gao, S., S. E. Gold, J. H. Wisecaver, Y. Zhang, L. Guo, L.-J. Ma, A. Rokas, & A. E. Glenn (2019). Genome-wide analysis of Fusarium verticillioides reveals inter-kingdom contribution of horizontal gene transfer to the expansion of metabolism. Fungal Genet. Biol. 128: 60-73. PDF
  52. Kominek, J., D. T. Doering, D. A. Opulente, X.-X. Shen, X. Zhou, J. DeVirgilio, A. B. Hulfachor, M. Groenewald, M. A. Mcgee, S. D. Karlen, C. P. Kurtzman, A. Rokas, & C. T. Hittinger (2019). Eukaryotic acquisition of a bacterial operon. Cell 176: 1356-1366. PDF
    Commentary in Cell
  53. Wang, Y., X. Zhou, L. Wang, X. Liu, D. Yang, & A. Rokas (2019). Gene selection and evolutionary modeling affect phylogenomic inference of Neuropterida based on transcriptome data. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20: 1072. PDF
  54. Mead, M. E., S. L. Knowles, H. A. Raja, S. R. Beattie, C. H. Kowalski, J. L. Steenwyk, L. P. Silva, J. Chiaratto, L. N. A. Ries, G. H. Goldman, R. A. Cramer, N. H. Oberlies, & A. Rokas (2019). Characterizing the pathogenic, genomic, and chemical traits of Aspergillus fischeri, the closest sequenced relative of the major human fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. mSphere 4: e00018-19. PDF
  55. Knowles, S. L., H. A. Raja, A. J. Wright, A. M. L. Lee, L. K. Caesar, N. B. Cech, M. E. Mead, J. L. Steenwyk, L. Ries, G. H. Goldman, A. Rokas, N. H. Oberlies (2019). Mapping the fungal battlefield: using in situ chemistry and deletion mutants to monitor interspecific chemical interactions between fungi. Front. Microbiol. 10: 285. PDF
  56. Shen, X-X.*, D. A. Opulente*, J. Kominek*, X. Zhou*, J. L. Steenwyk, K. V. Buh, M. A. B. Haase, J. H. Wisecaver, M. Wang, D. T. Doering, J. T. Boudouris, R. M. Schneider, Q. K. Langdon, M. Ohkuma, R. Endoh, M. Takashima, R. Manabe, N. Čadež, D. Libkind, C. A. Rosa, J. DeVirgilio, A. B. Hulfachor, M. Groenewald, C. P. Kurtzman^, C. T. Hittinger^, & A. Rokas^ (2018). Tempo and mode of genome evolution in the budding yeast subphylum. (*Equal contributors; ^senior authors) Cell 175: 1533-1545. PDF
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  57. Eidem, H. R., J. L. Steenwyk, J H. Wisecaver, J. A. Capra, P. Abbot, & A. Rokas (2018). integRATE: a desirability-based data integration framework for the prioritization of candidate genes across heterogeneous omics and its application to preterm birth. BMC Medical Genomics 11: 107. PDF
  58. Segal, E. S., V. Gritsenko, A. Levitan, B. Yadav, B, N. Dror, J. L. Steenwyk, Y. Silberberg, K. Mielich, A. Rokas, N. A. R. Gow, R. Kunze, R. Sharan, & J. Berman (2018). Gene essentiality analyzed by in vivo transposon mutagenesis and machine learning in a stable haploid isolate of Candida albicans. mBio 9: e02048-18. PDF
  59. Krause, D. J., J. Kominek, D. A. Opulente, X.-X. Shen, X. Zhou, Q. K. Langdon, J. DeVirgilio, A. B. Hulfachor, C. P. Kurtzman, A. Rokas, & C. T. Hittinger (2018). Functional and evolutionary characterization of a secondary metabolite gene cluster in budding yeasts. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 115: 11030-11035. PDF
  60. Rokas, A., J. H. Wisecaver, & A. L. Lind (2018). The birth, evolution, and death of metabolic gene clusters in fungi. Nature Rev. Microbiol. 16: 731–744. PDF
  61. Sirota, M., C. G. Thomas, R. Liu, M. Zuhl, P. Banerjee, R. J. Wong, C. C. Quaintance, R. Leite, J. Chubiz, R. Anderson, J. Chappelle, M. Kim, W. Grobman, G. Zhang, A. Rokas, L. Muglia, C. Ober, S. K. England, G. Marcones, S. Parry, G. M. Shaw, D. K. Stevenson, J. L. Simpson, E. Thomson, & A. J. Butte (2018). Enabling precision medicine in neonatology, an integrated repository for preterm birth research. Scientific Data 5: 180219. PDF
  62. Shi, R., X.-X. Shen, A. Rokas, & B. F. Eichman (2018). Structural biology of the HEAT-like repeat family of DNA glycosylases. BioEssays 40: 1800133. PDF
  63. Wu, M.-Y.*, M. E. Mead*, M.-K. Lee, E. M. Ostrem Loss, S. C. Kim, A. Rokas, & J.-H. Yu (2018). Systematic dissection of the evolutionarily conserved WetA developmental regulator across a genus of filamentous fungi. (*Equal contributors) mBio 9: e01130-18. PDF
  64. Huusko, J. M., M. K. Karjalainen, B. E. Graham, G. Zhang, E. G. Farrow, N. A. Miller, B. Jacobsson, H. R. Eidem, J. C. Murray, B. Bedell, F. L. Bødker, N. K. Litterman, P.-P. Jiang, L. Russell, D. A. Hinds, Y. Hu, the 23andMe Research Team, A. Rokas, K. Teramo, K. Christensen, S. M. Williams, M. Rämet, S. F. Kingsmore, K. K. Ryckman, M. Hallman, & L. J. Muglia (2018). Whole exome sequencing reveals HSPA1L as a genetic risk factor for spontaneous preterm birth. PLoS Genet. 14: e1007394. PDF
  65. Lim, F. Y., T. H. Won, N. Raffa, J. A. Baccile, J. H. Wisecaver, A. Rokas, F. Schroeder, & N. P. Keller (2018). Fungal isocyanide synthases and xanthocillin biosynthesis in Aspergillus fumigatus. mBio 9: e00785-18. PDF
  66. Krassowski, T., A. Y. Coughlan, X.-X. Shen, X. Zhou, J. Kominek, D. A. Opulente, R. Riley, I. V. Grigoriev, N. Maheshwari, D. C. Shields, C. P. Kurtzman, C. T. Hittinger, A. Rokas, & K. H. Wolfe (2018). Evolutionary instability of CUG-Leu in the genetic code of budding yeasts. Nature Comm. 9: 1887. PDF
  67. Gonçalves, C., J. H. Wisecaver, J. Kominek, M. Salema-Oom, M. J. Leandro, X.-X. Shen, D. Opulente, X. Zhou, D. Peris, C. P. Kurtzman, C. T. Hittinger, A. Rokas, & P. Gonçalves (2018). Evidence for loss and reacquisition of alcoholic fermentation in a fructophilic yeast lineage. eLife 7: e33034. PDF
  68. Lind, A. L., F. Y. Lim, A. Soukup, N. P. Keller, & A. Rokas (2018). A LaeA- and BrlA-dependent cellular network governs tissue-specific secondary metabolism in the human pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. mSphere 3: e00050-18. PDF
  69. Moon, J. M., D. M. Aronoff, J. A. Capra, P. Abbot, & A. Rokas (2018). Genes involved in human sialic acid biology do not harbor signatures of recent positive selection. G3 8: 1315-1325. PDF
  70. Opulente, D. A., E. J. Rollinson, C. Bernick-Roehr, A. B. Hulfachor, A. Rokas, C. P. Kurtzman, C. T. Hittinger (2018). Factors driving metabolic diversity in the budding yeast subphylum. BMC Biol. 16: 26. PDF
  71. Fidler, A. L., S. P. Boudko, A. Rokas, & B. G. Hudson (2018). The triple helix of collagens: an ancient protein structure that enabled animal multicellularity and tissue evolution. J. Cell Sci. 131: jcs203950. PDF
  72. Steenwyk, J. L. & A. Rokas (2018). Copy number variation in fungi and its implications for wine yeast genetic diversity and adaptation. Front. Microbiol. 9: 288. PDF
  73. K. Y. B. Lamm, M. L. Johnson, J. B. Phillips, M. B. Muntifering, J. M. James, H. N. Jones, R. W. Redline, A. Rokas, & L. J. Muglia (2018). Inverted formin 2 regulates intracellular trafficking, placentation, and pregnancy outcome. eLife 7: e31150. PDF
  74. Zhou, X., X.-X. Shen, C. T. Hittinger, & A. Rokas (2018). Evaluating fast maximum likelihood-based phylogenetic programs using empirical phylogenomic data sets. Mol. Biol. Evol. 35: 486-503. PDF
  75. Shi, R., E. A. Mullins, X.-X. Shen, K. T. Lay, P. K. Yuen, S. S. David, A. Rokas, & B. F. Eichman (2018). Selective base excision repair of DNA damage by the non-base-flipping DNA glycosylase AlkC. EMBO J. 37: 63-74. PDF
  76. Lind, A. L., J. H. Wisecaver, C. Lameiras, P. Wiemann, J. M. Palmer, N. P. Keller, F. Rodrigues, G. H. Goldman, & A. Rokas (2017). Drivers of genetic diversity in secondary metabolic gene clusters within a fungal species. PLoS Biol. 15: e2003583. PDF
  77. King, N. & A. Rokas (2017). Embracing uncertainty in early animal evolution. Curr. Biol. 27: R1081–R1088. PDF
  78. Lojek, L. J., A. J. Farrand, J. H. Wisecaver, C. E. Blaby-Haas, S. S. Merchant, A. Rokas, & E. P. Skaar (2017). Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cMO is an IsdG family heme oxygenase. mSphere 2: e00176-17. PDF
  79. Eidem, H. R.*, K. L. McGary*, J. A. Capra, P. Abbot, & A. Rokas (2017). The transformative potential of an integrative approach to pregnancy. (*Equal contributors) Placenta 57: 204–215. PDF
  80. Valsecchi, I., O. Sarikayabayram, J. Wong Sak Hoi, L. Muszkieta, J. Gibbons, M.-C. Prevost, A. Mallet, J. Krijnse-Locker, O. Granet, I. Mouyna, P. Carr, M. Bromley, V. K. Aimanianda, J.-H. Yu, A. Rokas, G. Braus, C. Saveanu, O. Bayram, & J.-P. Latgé (2017). MybAp, a transcription factor involved in conidiation and conidial viability of the human pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. Mol. Microbiol. 105: 880-900. PDF
  81. Wu, M.-Y., M. E. Mead, S.-C. Kim, A. Rokas, & J.-H. Yu (2017). WetA bridges cellular and chemical development in Aspergillus flavus. PLoS ONE 12: e0179571. PDF
  82. Zhao, L., X. Zhou, A. Rokas, & R. D. Cone (2017). Functional variants of the melanocortin-4 receptor associated with the Odontoceti and Mysticeti suborders of cetaceans. Sci. Rep. 7: 5684. PDF
  83. Fidler, A. L., C. E. Darris, S. V. Chetyrkin, V. K. Pedchenko, S. P. Boudko, K. L. Brown, W. G. Jerome, J. K. Hudson, A. Rokas, & B. G. Hudson (2017). Collagen IV and basement membrane at the evolutionary dawn of metazoan tissues. eLife 6: e24176. PDF
  84. Wisecaver, J. H., A. T. Borowsky, V. Tzin, G. Jander, D. J. Kliebenstein, & A. Rokas (2017). A global co-expression network approach for connecting genes to specialized metabolic pathways in plants. The Plant Cell 29: 944–959. PDF
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  85. Shen, X.-X., C. T. Hittinger, & A. Rokas (2017). Contentious relationships in phylogenomic studies can be driven by a handful of genes. Nature Ecol. Evol. 1: 0126. PDF
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  86. Steenwyk, J. & A. Rokas (2017). Extensive copy number variation in fermentation-related genes among Saccharomyces cerevisiae wine strains. G3 7: 1475-1485. PDF
  87. Ortiz, J. F. & A. Rokas (2017). CTDGFinder: A novel homology-based algorithm for identifying closely spaced clusters of tandemly duplicated genes. Mol. Biol. Evol. 34: 215-229. PDF
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  88. Lind, A. L., T. Satterlee, T. D. Smith, A. M. Calvo, & A. Rokas (2016). Regulation of secondary metabolism by the Velvet complex is temperature-responsive in Aspergillus. G3 6: 4023-4033. PDF
  89. Shen, X.-X., X. Zhou, J. Kominek, C. P. Kurtzman, C. T. Hittinger, & A. Rokas (2016). Reconstructing the backbone of the Saccharomycotina yeast phylogeny using genome-scale data. G3 6: 3927-3939. PDF
  90. Zhou, X., D. Peris, C. T. Hittinger, & A. Rokas (2016). in silico Whole Genome Sequencer & Analyzer (iWGS): a computational pipeline to guide the design and analysis of de novo genome sequencing studies. G3 6: 3655-3662. PDF
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  91. Shen, X.-X., L. Salichos, & A. Rokas (2016). A genome-scale investigation of how sequence-, function-, and tree-based gene properties influence phylogenetic inference. Genome Biol. Evol. 8: 2565–2580. PDF
  92. Riley, R., S. Haridas, K. H. Wolfe, M. R. Lopes, C. T. Hittinger, M. Göker, A. Salamov, J. H. Wisecaver, T. M. Long, C. H. Calvey, A. L. Aerts, K. Barry, C. Choi, A Clum, A. Y. Coughlan, S. Deshpande, A. P. Douglass, S. J. Hanson, H.-P. Klenk, K. LaButti, A. Lapidus, E. Lindquist, A. Lipzen, J. P. Meier-Kolthoff, R. A. Ohm, R. P. Otillar, J. Pangilinan, Y. Peng, A. Rokas, C. A. Rosa, C. Scheuner, A. A. Sibirny, J. C. Slot, J. B. Stielow, H. Sun, C. P. Kurtzman, M. Blackwell, I. V. Grigoriev, & T. W. Jeffries (2016). Comparative genomics of biotechnologically important yeasts. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 113: 9882–9887. PDF
  93. Ackerman IV, W. E., I. A. Buhimschi, H. R. Eidem, D. C. Rinker, A. Rokas, K. Rood, G. Zhao, T. L. Summerfield, M. B. Landon, & C. S. Buhimschi (2016). Comprehensive RNA profiling of villous trophoblast and decidua basalis in pregnancies complicated by preterm birth following intra-amniotic infection. Placenta 44: 23-33. PDF
  94. Wisecaver, J. H., W. G. Alexander, S. B. King, C. T. Hittinger, & A. Rokas (2016). Dynamic evolution of nitric oxide detoxifying flavohemoglobins, a family of single-protein metabolic modules in bacteria and eukaryotes. Mol. Biol. Evol. 33: 1979–1987. PDF
  95. Eidem, H. R., D. C. Rinker, W. E. Ackerman IV, I. A. Buhimschi, C. S. Buhimschi, C. Dunn-Fletcher, S. G. Kallapur, M. Pavlicev, L. J. Muglia, P. Abbot, & A. Rokas (2016). Comparing human and macaque placental transcriptomes to disentangle preterm birth pathology from gestational age effects. Placenta 41: 74-82. PDF
  96. Alexander, W. G., J. H. Wisecaver, A. Rokas, & C. T. Hittinger (2016). Horizontally acquired genes in early-diverging pathogenic fungi enable the use of host nucleosides and nucleotides. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 113: 4116–4121. PDF
  97. Kobert, K., L. Salichos, A. Rokas, & A. Stamatakis (2016). Computing the Internode Certainty and related measures from partial gene trees. Mol. Biol. Evol. 33: 1606-1617. PDF
  98. Staehlin, B. M., J. G. Gibbons, A. Rokas, T. V. O’Halloran, & J. C. Slot (2016). Evolution of a heavy metal homeostasis/resistance island reflects increasing copper stress in Enterobacteria. Genome Biol. Evol. 8: 811-826. PDF
  99. Kim, M., B. A. Cooper, R. Venkat, J. B. Phillips, H. R. Eidem, J. Hirbo, S. Nutakki, S. M. Williams, L. J. Muglia, J. A. Capra, K. Petren, P. Abbot, A. Rokas, & K. L. McGary (2016). GEneSTATION 1.0: a synthetic resource of diverse evolutionary and functional genomic data for studying the evolution of pregnancy-associated tissues and phenotypes. Nucleic Acids Res. 44, Database issue: D908-916. PDF
  100. Wang, Y., X. Zhou, D. Yang, & A. Rokas (2015). A genome-scale investigation of incongruence in Culicidae mosquitoes. Genome Biol. Evol. 7: 3463-3471. PDF
  101. Hirbo, J., H. R. Eidem, A. Rokas, & P. Abbot (2015). Integrating diverse types of genomic data to identify genes that underlie adverse pregnancy phenotypes. PLoS ONE 10: e0144155. PDF
  102. Hittinger, C. T., A. Rokas, F.-Y. Bai, T. Boekhout, P. Gonçalves, T. W. Jeffries, J. Kominek, M.-A. Lachance, D. Libkind, C. A. Rosa, J. P. Sampaio, & C. P. Kurtzman (2015). Genomics and the making of yeast biodiversity. Curr. Opin. Genet. Dev. 35: 100–109. PDF
  103. Zhou, X., A. Rokas, S. L. Berger, J. Liebig, A. Ray, & L. J. Zwiebel (2015). Chemoreceptor evolution in Hymenoptera and its implications for the evolution of eusociality. Genome Biol. Evol. 7: 2407-2416. PDF
  104. Phillips, J. B., P. Abbot, & A. Rokas (2015). Is preterm birth a human-specific syndrome? Evol. Med. Public Health 2015: 136-148. PDF
  105. Eidem, H. R., W. E. Ackerman IV, K. L. McGary, P. Abbot, & A. Rokas (2015). Gestational tissue transcriptomics in term and preterm human pregnancies: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Med. Genomics 8: 27. PDF
  106. Lind, A. L., J. H. Wisecaver, T. D. Smith, X. Feng, A. M. Calvo, & A. Rokas (2015). Examining the evolution of the regulatory circuit controlling secondary metabolism and development in the fungal genus Aspergillus. PLoS Genet. 11: e1005096. PDF
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  107. Wisecaver, J. H., & A. Rokas (2015). Fungal metabolic gene clusters – caravans traveling across genomes and environments. Front. Microbiol. 6: 161. PDF
  108. Eidem, H. R.*, K. L. McGary*, & A. Rokas (2015). Shared selective pressures on fungal and human metabolic pathways lead to divergent yet analogous genetic responses. (*Equal contributors) Mol. Biol. Evol. 32: 1449–1455. PDF
  109. Elmore, M. H.*, K. L. McGary*, J. H. Wisecaver, J. C. Slot, D. M. Geiser, S. Sink, K. O’Donnell, & A. Rokas (2015). Clustering of two genes putatively involved in cyanate detoxification evolved recently and independently in multiple fungal lineages. (*Equal contributors) Genome Biol. Evol. 7: 789-800. PDF
  110. Neafsey, D. E., R. M. Waterhouse, 117 other authors including X. Zhou, D. C. Rinker, A. Rokas and L. J. Zwiebel, & N. J. Besansky (2015). Highly evolvable malaria vectors: the genomes of 16 Anopheles mosquitoes. Science 347: 43. PDF
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  111. Wisecaver, J. H.*, J. C. Slot*, & A. Rokas (2014). The evolution of fungal metabolic pathways. (*Equal contributors) PLoS Genet. 10: e1004816. PDF
  112. Zhou, X.*, D. C. Rinker*, R. J. Pitts, A. Rokas, and L. J. Zwiebel (2014). Divergent and conserved elements comprise the chemoreceptive repertoire of the non-blood feeding mosquito Toxorhynchites amboinensis. (*Equal contributors) Genome Biol. Evol. 6: 2883-2896. PDF
  113. Polzin, K. and A. Rokas (2014). Evaluating rare amino acid substitutions (RGC_CAMs) in a yeast model clade. PLoS ONE 9: e92213. PDF
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  114. Salichos, L., A. Stamatakis, and A. Rokas (2014). Novel information theory-based measures for quantifying incongruence among phylogenetic trees. Mol. Biol. Evol. 31: 1261-1271. PDF
  115. Zhou, X. and A. Rokas (2014). Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of high throughput sequencing data pathologies. Mol. Ecol. 23: 1679-1700. PDF
  116. Soria, P. S.*, K. L. McGary*, and A. Rokas (2014). Functional divergence for every paralog. (*Equal contributors) Mol. Biol. Evol. 31: 984-992. PDF
  117. Greene, G. H., K. L. McGary, A. Rokas, and J. C. Slot (2014). Ecology drives the distribution of specialized tyrosine metabolism modules in fungi. Genome Biol. Evol. 6: 121-132. PDF
  118. Samuels, D. C., C. Li, B. Li, Z. Song, E. Torstenson, H. B. Clay, A. Rokas, T. Thornton-Wells, J. H. Moore, T. Hughes, R. Hoffman, J. L. Haines, D. G. Murdock, D. P. Mortlock, and S. M. Williams (2013). Recurrent tissue-specific mtDNA mutations are common in humans. PLoS Genetics 9: e1003929. PDF
  119. Rinker, D. C.*, X. Zhou*, R. J. Pitts, The AGC Consortium, A. Rokas, and L. J. Zwiebel (2013). Antennal transcriptome profiles of anopheline mosquitoes reveal human host olfactory specialization in Anopheles gambiae. (*Equal contributors) BMC Genomics 14: 749. PDF
  120. Dhingra, S., A. L. Lind, H-C. Lin, Y. Tang, A. Rokas, and A. M. Calvo (2013). The fumagillin gene cluster, an example of hundreds of genes under veA control in Aspergillus fumigatus. PLoS ONE 8: e77147. PDF
  121. Campbell, M. A., M. Staats, J. L. A. van Kan, A. Rokas, and J. C. Slot (2013). Repeated loss of an anciently horizontally transferred gene cluster in Botrytis. Mycologia 105: 1126–1134. PDF
  122. McGary, K. L., J. C. Slot, and A. Rokas (2013). The physical linkage of metabolic genes in fungi is an adaptation against the accumulation of toxic intermediate compounds. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110: 11481–11486. PDF
  123. Predazzi, I. M., A. Rokas, A. Deinard, N. Schnetz-Boutaud, N. D. Williams, W. S. Bush, A. Tacconelli, K. Friedrich, S. Fazio, G. Novelli, J. L. Haines, G. Sirugo, and S. M. Williams (2013). Putting pleiotropy and selection into context defines a new paradigm for interpreting genetic data. Circ. Cardiovasc. Genet. 6: 299-307. PDF
  124. Salichos, L., and A. Rokas (2013). Inferring ancient divergences requires genes with strong phylogenetic signals. Nature 497: 327-331. PDF
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  125. Rinker, D. C., R. J. Pitts, X. Zhou, E. Suh, A. Rokas, and L. J. Zwiebel (2013). Blood meal-induced changes to antennal transcriptome profiles reveal shifts in odor sensitivities in the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles gambiae. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110: 8260-8265. PDF
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  126. Bradshaw, R. E., J. C. Slot, G. G. Moore, P. Chettri, P. J. G. M. de Wit, K. C. Ehrlich, A. R. D. Ganley, M. A. Olson, A Rokas, I. Carbone, and M. P. Cox (2013). Fragmentation of an aflatoxin-like gene cluster in a forest pathogen. New Phytol. 198: 525–535. PDF
  127. Xu, Y., P. Ma, P. Shah, A. Rokas, Y. Liu, and C. H. Johnson (2013). Non-optimal codon usage is a post-transcriptional mechanism to achieve conditionality of circadian clock function. Nature 495: 116-120. PDF
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  128. Adhikary, S., M. C. Cato, K. L. McGary, A. Rokas, and B. F. Eichman (2013). Non-productive DNA damage binding by DNA glycosylase-like protein Mag2 from Schizosaccharomyces pombe. DNA Repair 12: 196-204. PDF
  129. Muszkieta, L., A. Beauvais, V. Pähtz, J. G. Gibbons, V. A. Leberre, R. Beau, K. Shibuya, A. Rokas, J. M. Francois, O. Kniemeyyer, A. A. Brakhage, and J.-P. Latge (2013). Investigation of Aspergillus fumigatus biofilm formation by various “omics” approaches. Front. Microbiol. 4: 13. PDF
  130. Ubaida Mohien, C., D. R. Colquhoun, D. K. Mathias, J. G. Gibbons, J. S. Armistead, M. del Carmen-Rodriguez, M. H. Rodriguez, N. J. Edwards, J. Hartler, G. G. Thallinger, D. R. Graham, J. Martinez-Barnetche, A. Rokas, and R. R. Dinglasan (2013). A bioinformatics approach for integrated transcriptomic and proteomic comparative analyses of model and non-sequenced anopheline vectors of human malaria parasites. Mol. Cell. Proteomics 12: 120-131. PDF
  131. Gibbons, J. G., and A. Rokas (2013). The function and evolution of the Aspergillus genome. Trends Microbiol. 21: 14-22. PDF
  132. Rokas, A., J. G. Gibbons, X. Zhou, A. Beauvais, and J.-P. Latge (2012). The diverse applications of RNA-seq for functional genomic studies in Aspergillus fumigatus. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 1273: 25-34. PDF
  133. Elmore, M. H.*, J. G. Gibbons*, and A. Rokas (2012). Assessing the genome-wide effect of promoter region tandem repeat natural variation on gene expression. (*Equal contributors) G3 2: 1643-1649. PDF
  134. Zhou, X.*, J. D. Slone*, A. Rokas, S. L. Berger, J. Liebig, A. Ray, D. Reinberg, and L. J. Zwiebel (2012). Phylogenetic and transcriptomic analysis of chemosensory receptors in a pair of divergent ant species reveals sex-specific signatures of odor coding. (*Equal contributors) PLoS Genet. 8: e1002930. PDF
  135. League, G. P., J. C. Slot, and A. Rokas (2012). The ASP3 locus in Saccharomyces cerevisiae originated by horizontal gene transfer from Wickerhamomyces. FEMS Yeast Res. 12: 859-863. PDF
  136. Zhang, H., A. Rokas, and J. C. Slot (2012). Two different secondary metabolism gene clusters occupied the same ancestral locus in fungal dermatophytes of the Arthrodermataceae. PLoS ONE 7: e41903. PDF
  137. Gibbons, J. G., L. Salichos, J. C. Slot, D. C. Rinker, K. L. McGary, J. G. King, M. A. Klich, D. L. Tabb, W. H. McDonald, and A. Rokas (2012). The evolutionary imprint of domestication on genome variation and function of the filamentous fungus Aspergillus oryzae. Curr. Biol. 22: 1403-1409. PDF
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  138. Stergiopoulos, I., Y. A. I. Kourmpetis, J. C. Slot, F. T. Bakker, P. J. G. M. De Wit, and A. Rokas (2012). In silico characterization and molecular evolutionary analysis of a novel superfamily of fungal effector proteins. Mol. Biol. Evol. 29: 3371-3384. PDF
  139. Floudas, D., M. Binder, 68 other authors including A. Rokas and J. C. Slot, and D. S. Hibbett (2012). The Paleozoic origin of enzymatic lignin decomposition reconstructed from 31 fungal genomes. Science 336: 1715-1719. PDF
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  140. Martínez-Barnetche, J., R. E. Gómez-Barreto, M. Ovilla-Muñoz, J. Téllez-Sosa, D. E. García López, R. R. Dinglasan, C. Ubaida-Mohien, R. M. MacCallum, S. N. Redmond, J. G. Gibbons, A.Rokas, C. A. Machado, F. Cazares-Raga, L. González-Cerón, S. Hernández-Martínez, and M. H. Rodríguez López (2012). Transcriptome of the adult female malaria mosquito vector Anopheles albimanus. BMC Genomics 13: 207. PDF
  141. Wei, C., L. Salichos, C. M. Wittgrove, A. Rokas, and J. G. Patton (2012). Transcriptome-wide analysis of small RNA expression in early zebrafish development. RNA 18: 915-929. PDF
  142. Campbell, M. A., A. Rokas, and J. C. Slot (2012). Horizontal transfer and death of a fungal secondary metabolic gene cluster. Genome Biol. Evol. 4: 289-293. PDF
  143. Klaassen,C. H. W.*, J. G. Gibbons*, N. D. Fedorova, J. F. Meis, and A. Rokas (2012). Evidence for genetic differentiation and variable recombination rates among Dutch populations of the opportunistic human pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. (*Equal contributors) Mol. Ecol. 21: 57-70. PDF
  144. Gibbons, J. G., A. Beauvais, R. Beau, K. L. McGary, J.-P. Latge, and A. Rokas (2012). Global transcriptome changes underlying colony growth in the opportunistic human pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. Euk. Cell 11: 68-78. PDF
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  145. Rokas, A. (2011). Phylogenetic analysis of protein sequence data using the Randomized Axelerated Maximum Likelihood (RAxML) program. Curr. Prot. Mol. Biol. 96:19.11.1-19.11.14. PDF
  146. Pitts, R. J.*, D. C Rinker*, P. L. Jones*, A. Rokas, and L. J. Zwiebel (2011). Transcriptome profiling of chemosensory appendages in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae reveals tissue- and sex-specific signatures of odor coding. (*Equal contributors) BMC Genomics 12: 271. PDF
  147. Scannell, D. R., O. A. Zill, A. Rokas, C. Payen, M. J. Dunham, M. B. Eisen, J. Rine, M. Johnston, C. T. Hittinger (2011). The awesome power of yeast evolutionary genetics: New genome sequences and strain resources for the Saccharomyces sensu stricto genus. G3 1: 11-25. PDF
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  148. Salichos, L., and A. Rokas (2011). Evaluating ortholog prediction algorithms in a yeast model clade. PLoS ONE 6: e18755. PDF
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  149. Slot, J. C. and A. Rokas (2011). Horizontal transfer of a large and highly toxic secondary metabolic gene cluster between fungi. Curr. Biol. 21: 134-139. PDF

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  150. Kent, B. N., L. Salichos, J. G. Gibbons, A. Rokas, I. L. G. Newton, M. E. Clark, and S. R. Bordenstein (2011). Complete bacteriophage transfer in a bacterial endosymbiont (Wolbachia) determined by targeted genome capture. Genome Biol. Evol. 3: 209-218. PDF
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  151. Carnahan, R. H.*, A. Rokas*, E. A. Gaucher, and A. B. Reynolds (2010). The molecular evolution of the p120-catenin subfamily and its functional associations. (*Equal contributors) PLoS ONE 5: e15747. PDF
  152. Slot, J. C. and A. Rokas (2010). Multiple GAL pathway gene clusters evolved independently and by different mechanisms in fungi. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107: 10136-10141. PDF
  153. Hittinger, C. T., P. Gonçalves, J. P. Sampaio, J. Dover, M. Johnston and A. Rokas (2010). Remarkably ancient balanced polymorphisms in a multi-locus gene network. Nature 464: 54-58. PDF
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  154. Salichos, L. and A. Rokas (2010). The diversity and evolution of circadian clock proteins in fungi. Mycologia 102: 269-278. PDF
  155. Gibbons, J. G., M. A. Klich and A. Rokas (2010). Developing highly conserved microsatellite markers: a case study in the filamentous fungal genus Aspergillus. Mol. Ecol. Resources 10: 404-408.
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  156. Hittinger, C. T., M. Johnston, J. T. Tossberg and A. Rokas (2010). Leveraging skewed transcript abundance by RNA-Seq to increase the genomic depth of the tree of life. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107: 1476-1481. PDF
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  157. Gibbons, J. G., E. Janson, C. T. Hittinger, M. Johnston, P. Abbot and A. Rokas (2009).
    Benchmarking next-generation transcriptome sequencing for functional and evolutionary genomics. Mol. Biol. Evol. 26: 2731-2744. PDF
  158. Rokas, A. and P. Abbot (2009). Harnessing genomics for evolutionary insights. Trends Ecol. Evol. 24: 192-200. PDF
  159. Gibbons, J. G. and A. Rokas (2009). Comparative and functional characterization of intragenic tandem repeats in ten Aspergillus genomes. Mol. Biol. Evol. 26: 591-602. PDF
  160. Rokas, A. (2009). The effect of domestication on the fungal proteome. Trends Genet. (Genome Analysis section) 25: 60-63. PDF
  161. Rokas, A. (2008). The molecular origins of multicellular transitions. Curr. Opin. Genet. Dev. 18: 472-478. PDF
  162. Rokas, A. (2008). The origins of multicellularity and the early history of the genetic toolkit for animal development. Ann. Rev. Genet. 42: 235-251. PDF
  163. Rokas, A., and S. B. Carroll (2008). Frequent and widespread parallel evolution of protein sequences. Mol. Biol. Evol.25: 1943-1953. PDF
  164. Mathee, K., G. Narasimhan, C. Valdes, X. Qiu, J. M. Matewish, M. Koehrsen, A. Rokas, C. N. Yandava, R. Engels, E. Zeng, R. Olavarietta, M. Doud, R. S. Smith, P. Montgomery, J. R. White, P. A. Godfrey, C. Kodira, B. Birren, J. E. Galagan, and S. Lory (2008). Dynamics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa genome evolution. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105: 3100-3105. PDF
  165. King, N., M. J. Westbrook, S. L. Young, A. Kuo, M. Abedin, J. Chapman, S. Fairclough, U. Hellsten, Y. Isogai, I. Letunic, M. Marr, D. Pincus, N. Putnam, A. Rokas, K. J. Wright, R. Zuzow, W. Dirks, M. Good, D. Goodstein, D. Lemons, W. Li, J. Lyons, A. Morris, S. Nichols, D. J. Richter, A. Salamov, JGI Sequencing, P. Bork, W. A. Lim, G. Manning, W. T. Miller, W. McGinnis, H. Shapiro, R. Tjian, I. V. Grigoriev, and D. Rokhsar (2008). The genome of the choanoflagellate Monosiga brevicollis and the origins of metazoan multicellularity. Nature 451: 783-788.PDF
  166. Stone, G. N., R. J. Atkinson, A. Rokas, J.-L.Nieves-Aldrey, G. Melika, Z. Acs, G. Csóka, A. Hayward, R. Bailey, C. Buckee and G. A. T. McVean (2008). Evidence for widespread cryptic sexual generations in apparently purely asexual Andricus gallwasps. Mol. Ecol. 17: 652-665. PDF
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  167. Rokas, A., G. Payne, N.D. Fedorova, S.E. Baker, M. Machida, J. Yu, D. R. Georgianna, R. A. Dean, D. Bhatnagar, T.E. Cleveland, J.R. Wortman, R. Maiti, V. Joardar, P. Amedeo, D.W. Denning and W.C. Nierman (2007). What can comparative genomics tell us about species concepts in the genus Aspergillus? Studies in Mycology 59: 11-17. PDF
  168. Stone, G. N., R. J. Challis, R. J. Atkinson, G. Csóka, A. Hayward, G. Melika, S. Mutun, S. Preuss, A. Rokas, E. Sadeghi, and K. Schönrogge (2007). The phylogeographic clade trade: Tracing the impact of human-mediated dispersal on the colonisation of northern Europe by the oak gallwasp Andricus kollari. Mol. Ecol. 16: 2768-2781. PDF
  169. Challis, R. J., S. Mutun, J.-L. Nieves-Aldrey, S. Preuss, A. Rokas, A. Aebi, E. Sadeghi, M. Tavakoli, and G. N. Stone (2007). Longitudinal range expansion and cryptic eastern species in the western Palaearctic oak gallwasp Andricus coriarius. Mol. Ecol. 16: 2103-2114. PDF
  170. Ane, C., B. Larget, D. A. Baum, S. D. Smith, and Rokas, A. (2007). Bayesian estimation of concordance among gene trees. Mol. Biol. Evol.: 24: 412-426. PDF
  171. Rokas, A. and S. B. Carroll (2006). Bushes in the Tree of Life. PLOS Biology: 4: e352. PDF
  172. Jeong, S., A. Rokas and S. B. Carroll (2006). Regulation of body pigmentation by the Abdominal-B Hox protein and its gain and loss in Drosophila evolution. Cell 125: 1387-1399. PDF
  173. Prud’homme, B., N. Gompel, A. Rokas, V. A. Kassner, T. M. Williams, S.-D. Yeh, J. R. True and S. B. Carroll (2006). Repeated morphological evolution through cis-regulatory changes in a pleiotropic gene. Nature 440: 1050-1053. PDF

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  174. Rokas, A., D. Krueger and S. B. Carroll (2005). Animal evolution and the molecular signature of radiations compressed in time. Science 310: 1933-1938. PDF
  175. Rokas, A. and S. B. Carroll (2005). More genes or more taxa? The relative contribution of gene number and taxon number to phylogenetic accuracy. Mol. Biol. Evol. 22: 1337-1344. PDF
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  176. Hittinger, C. T., A. Rokas and S. B. Carroll (2004). Parallel inactivation of multiple GAL pathway genes and ecological diversification in yeasts. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101: 14144-14149. PDF
    Commentary in Heredity
  177. Rokas, A.*, B. L. Williams*, N. King and S. B. Carroll (2003). Genome-scale approaches to resolving incongruence in molecular phylogenies. (*Equal contributors) Nature 425: 798-804. PDF

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  178. Rokas, A., E. Ladoukakis, and E. Zouros (2003). Animal mitochondrial DNA recombination revisited. Trends Ecol. Evol. 18: 411-417. PDF
  179. Rokas, A., R. J. Atkinson, L. W. I. Webster and G. N. Stone (2003). Out of Anatolia: Longitudinal gradients in genetic diversity support a Turkish origin for a circum-mediterranean oak gallwasp Andricus quercustozae. Mol. Ecol. 12: 2153-2174. PDF
  180. Cummings, M. P., S. A. Handley, D. S. Myers, D. L. Reed, A. Rokas and K. Winka (2003). Comparing bootstrap and posterior probability values in the four taxon case. Syst. Biol. 52: 477-487. PDF
  181. Rokas, A.*, N. King*, J. R. Finnerty and S. B. Carroll (2003). Conflicting phylogenetic signals at the base of the metazoan tree. (*Equal contributors) Devel. Evol. 5: 346-359. PDF

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  182. Rokas, A., G. Melika, Y. Abe, J.-L. Nieves-Aldrey, J. M. Cook and G. N. Stone (2003). Lifecycle closure, lineage sorting, and hybridization revealed in a phylogenetic analysis of European oak gallwasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini) using mitochondrial sequence data. Mol. Phylog. Evol. 26: 36-45. PDF
  183. Cook, J. M., A. Rokas, M. Pagel and G. N. Stone (2002). Evolutionary shifts between host oak species and host plant organs in Andricus gallwasps. Evolution 56: 1821-1830. PDF
  184. Rokas, A., R. J. Atkinson, J.-L. Nieves-Aldrey, S. A. West and G. N. Stone (2002).
    The incidence and diversity of Wolbachia in gallwasps (Hymenoptera; Cynipidae) on oak. Mol. Ecol. 11: 1815-1829. PDF
  185. Rokas, A., J. A. A. Nylander, F. Ronquist and G. N. Stone (2002). A maximum likelihood analysis of eight phylogenetic markers in gallwasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae); implications for insect phylogenetic studies. Mol. Phylog. Evol. 22: 206-219. PDF
  186. Stone, G. N., R. J. Atkinson, G. Brown and A. Rokas (2002). The population genetic consequences of range expansion: a review of pattern and process, and the value of oak gallwasps as a model system. Biodiversity Science: 10: 80-97. PDF
  187. Rokas, A., R. J. Atkinson, G. S. Brown, S. A. West and G. N. Stone (2001). Understanding patterns of genetic variation in the oak gallwasp Biorhiza pallida: demographic history or a Wolbachia selective sweep? Heredity 87: 294-304. PDF
  188. Stone, G. N., R. J. Atkinson, A. Rokas, G. Csoka and J.-L. Nieves-Aldrey (2001). Differential success in northwards range expansion between ecotypes of the marble gallwasp Andricus kollari: a tale of two refugia. Mol. Ecol. 10: 761-778. PDF
  189. Rokas, A. and P. W. H. Holland (2000). Rare genomic changes as a tool for phylogenetics. Trends Ecol. Evol. 15: 454-459. PDF
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  190. Averof, M., A. Rokas, K. H. Wolfe and P. M. Sharp (2000). Evidence for a high frequency of simultaneous double-nucleotide substitutions. Science 287: 1283-1286. PDF
  191. Rokas, A., J. Kathirithamby and P. W. H. Holland (1999). Intron insertion as a phylogenetic character: the engrailed homeobox of Strepsiptera does not indicate affinity with Diptera. Insect Mol. Biol. 8: 527-530. PDF

Edited Volumes

  1. Rokas, A., & P. S. Soltis, Eds. (2015). Special issue on Genomes and Evolution.
    Curr. Opin. Genet. Dev., volume 35: 1-126.
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Book Chapters

  1. Abbot, P., H. R. Eidem, & A. Rokas (2018). Preterm birth. In: Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, Shackelford T., & V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.),Springer, Cham. PDF
  2. Rokas, A. (2016). Systematics in the age of genomics. In “Next Generation Systematics“, Olson P. D., J. Hughes, & J. A. Cotton (Eds.), Cambridge University Press, pp. 219-228.
  3. Rokas, A. & S. Chatzimanolis (2008). From gene-scale to genome-scale phylogenetics; the data flood in but the challenges remain. In “Phylogenomics“, Murphy, W. J. (Ed.), Methods in Molecular Biology series, Humana Press, pp. 1-12.
  4. Geiser, D. M., R. A. Samson, J. Varga, A. Rokas, & S. M. Witiak (2008). A review of molecular phylogenetics in Aspergillus, and prospects for a robust genus-wide phylogeny. In “Aspergillus in the genomics era“, Varga, J. & R. A. Sampson (Eds.), Wageningen Academic Publishers, pp. 17-32.
  5. Rokas, A. & J. E. Galagan (2007). The Aspergillus nidulans genome and comparative analysis with other Aspergilli. In “The Aspergilli: Genomics, Medical Applications, Biotechnology, and Research Methods”, Osmani, S. A. & G. H. Goldman (Eds.), CRC Press, pp. 43-55.
  6. Atkinson, R. J., A. Rokas, & G. N. Stone (2007). Longitudinal patterns in species richness and genetic diversity in European oaks and oak gallwasps. In: “Phylogeography in southern European refugia: Evolutionary Perspectives on the origins and conservation of European Biodiversity“, Weiss S. & N. Ferrand (Eds.), Springer Netherlands, pp. 127-151.
  7. Stone, G. N., R. J. Atkinson, G. Brown, A. Rokas, & G. Csoka (2003). The population geenetic consequences of range expansion: oak gallwasps as a model system. In: “Genes in the Environment“, Hails R. S., J. E. Beringer, & H. C. J. Godfray (Eds.), Blackwell and the British Ecological Society, pp. 46-62.

Commentaries and Book Reviews

  1. Dunning Hotopp, J. C., D. A. Baltrus, V. M. Bruno, J. J. Dennehy, S. R. Gill, J. A. Maresca, J. Matthijnssens, I. L. G. Newton, C. Putonti, D. A. Rasko, A. Rokas, S. Roux, J. E. Stajich, K. M. Stedman, F. J. Stewart, J. C. Thrash (2020). Best Practices for Successfully Writing and Publishing a Genome Announcement in Microbiology Resource Announcements. Microbiol. Resour. Announc. 9: e00763-20. PDF
  2. Baltrus, D. A., C. A. Cuomo, J. J. Dennehy, J. C. Dunning Hotopp, J. A. Maresca, I. L. G. Newton, D. A. Rasko, A. Rokas, S. Roux, J. E. Stajich (2019). Future-proofing your Microbiology Resource Announcements genome assembly for reproducibility and clarity. Microbiol. Resour. Announc. 8: e00954-19. PDF
  3. Riquelme, M., M. C. Aime, S. Branco, A. Brand, A. Brown, L. Glass, R. Kahmann, M. Momany, A. Rokas, & F. Trail (2018). The power of discussion: support for Women at the fungal Gordon Research Conference. Fungal Genet. Biol. 121: 65-67. PDF
  4. Shropshire, J. D. & A. Rokas (2017). Heredity: The gene family that cheats Mendel. eLife 6: e28567. PDF
  5. Abbot, P. & A. Rokas (2017). Mammalian pregnancy. Curr. Biol. 27: R127-R128. PDF
  6. Rokas, A. (2013). My oldest sister is a sea walnut? Science 342: 1327-1329. PDF
  7. Rokas, A. (2013). Aspergillus. Curr. Biol. 23: R187-R188. PDF
  8. Rokas, A. (2008). Lining up to avoid bias. Science 319: 416-417. PDF
  9. Rokas, A. & C. T. Hittinger (2007). Transcriptional rewiring: The proof is in the eating. Curr. Biol. 17: R626-R628. PDF
  10. Rokas, A. (2006). Genomics and the tree of life. Science 313: 1897-1898. PDF
  11. Rokas, A. (2006). Different paths to the same end. Nature 443: 401-402. PDF
  12. Rokas, A. (2004). What determines the direction of evolutionary change? Book Review of: Biased Embryos and Evolution by W. Arthur, Cambridge University Press, 2004. Trends Ecol. Evol. 19: 287-288.
  13. Rokas, A. (2002). Sexual selection driving spider diversification. Trends Ecol. Evol. 17: 304.
  14. Rokas, A. (2001). Getting it right for the wrong reason. Trends Ecol. Evol. 16: 668.
  15. Rokas, A. (2001). What is a character? Book Review of: The Character Concept in Evolutionary Biology by G. P. Wagner (Ed.), Academic Press, 2000. Trends Ecol. Evol. 16: 590.
  16. Rokas, A. (2001). Selfish element wars in a wasp battleground. Trends. Ecol. Evol. 16: 277.
  17. Rokas, A. & D. Charlesworth (2001). Book Review of: Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics by M. Nei and S. Kumar, Oxford University Press, 2000. Genet. Res. 77: 117-119.
  18. Rokas, A. (2001). Evolutionary biology meets genomics. Trends Ecol. Evol. 16: 15-16.
  19. Rokas, A. & G. McVean (2000). A Bayesian guide to tree felling. Trends Ecol. Evol. 15: 396.
  20. Cook, J. M. & A. Rokas (2000). Influential passengers come of age, 1st International Wolbachia Conference, Orthodox Academy, Kolymbari, Crete, Greece, 7-12 June 2000. Trends Genet. 16: 378-379.
  21. Rokas, A. (2000). Bacteria altering reproduction in gall wasps or what happens if you don’t take your antibiotics! Cecidology 15: 2-7.
  22. Rokas, A. (2000). Wolbachia as a speciation agent. Trends Ecol. Evol. 15: 44-45. PDF