The ancient Virus World and evolution of cells

  title={The ancient Virus World and evolution of cells},
  author={Eugene V. Koonin and Tatiana G. Senkevich and Valerian V. Dolja},
  journal={Biology Direct},
  pages={29 - 29}
Recent advances in genomics of viruses and cellular life forms have greatly stimulated interest in the origins and evolution of viruses and, for the first time, offer an opportunity for a data-driven exploration of the deepest roots of viruses. Here we briefly review the current views of virus evolution and propose a new, coherent scenario that appears to be best compatible with comparative-genomic data and is naturally linked to models of cellular evolution that, from independent… CONTINUE READING
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