L P Villarreal
Affiliation: University of California
- Villarreal L, Defilippis V. A hypothesis for DNA viruses as the origin of eukaryotic replication proteins. J Virol. 2000;74:7079-84 pubmed..We consider arguments for the polarity of this relationship and present the hypothesis that the replication genes of DNA viruses gave rise to those of eukaryotes and not the reverse direction...
- Villarreal L. Persistence pays: how viruses promote host group survival. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2009;12:467-72 pubmed publisher..This virus-centric re-examination concludes that viruses can indeed affect and promote relative group selection. ..
- Villarreal L. Persistent virus and addiction modules: an engine of symbiosis. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2016;31:70-79 pubmed publisher..By considering how virus mixtures can participate in addiction modules, I provide a functional explanation for persistence of virus derived genetic 'junk' in their host genomic habitats. ..