L P Villarreal


Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA


  1. 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...
  2. 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. ..
  3. 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. ..