Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Genome Biol. 2006;7(6):110.

Viruses take center stage in cellular evolution.

Author information

  • Structural and Genomic Information Laboratory, CNRS-UPR2589, IBSM, Parc Scientifique de Luminy, 163 Avenue de Luminy, case 934, Marseille 13288, cedex 9, France. Jean-Michel.Claverie@igs.cnrs-mrs.fr

Abstract

The origins of viruses are shrouded in mystery, but advances in genomics and the discovery of highly complex giant DNA viruses have stimulated new hypotheses that DNA viruses were involved in the emergence of the eukaryotic cell nucleus, and that they are worthy of being considered as living organisms.

PMID:
16787527
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC1779534
Free PMC Article

Images from this publication.See all images (2)Free text

Figure 1
Figure 2
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for BioMed Central Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk