Viruses in host evolution : General principles and future extrapolations

  title={Viruses in host evolution : General principles and future extrapolations},
  author={Luis P. Villarreal and Frank B. Ryan},
There is growing evidence that viruses have contributed to host evolution early in the evolution of life and throughout the subsequent evolution of biodiversity. It is important, from both a biological and medical perspective, that we grasp the essential principles involved. While virologists are familiar with the contribution of mutation to the evolutionary dynamics of the virus-host interaction, they may be less familiar with the role of partnerships and the principles and dynamics of… CONTINUE READING


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