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(2012) Luis P. Villarreal talks about "Can viruses make us human? Addiction and cooperation as viral".

Karin Mölling über die Welt der Viren ...

We suggest the following publications (selection):

Virus Evolution

Villarreal, LP (2005). Viruses and the Evolution of Life. ACM Press, Washington.

Bell, P (2006). Sex and the eukaryotic cell cycle is consistent with a viral ancestry for the eukaryotic nucleus. Journal of Theoretical Biology; doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2006.05.015

Forterre, P. (2005). The two ages od the RNA world, and the transition to the DNA world: a story of viruses and cells. Biochimie 87(9-10): 793-803

Forterre, P. (2006). Three RNA cells for ribosomal lineages and three DNA viruses to replicate their genomes: A hypothesis for the origin of the cellular domain. PNAS 103(10): 3669-74.

Villarreal LP, DeFilippis VR. (2000). A hypothesis for DNA viruses as the origin of eukaryotic replication proteins. J Virol 74: 7079-7084.

Natural Genetic Engineering

HH Kazazian. 2000. L1 retrotransposons shape the mammalian genome. Science 289, 1152-53.

Sonea S, Mathieu LG. Evolution of the genomic systems of prokaryotes and its momentous consequences. Int Microbiol. 2001 Jun;4(2):67-71.

Shapiro, J.A. (2004). A 21st century view of evolution: genome system architecture, repetitive
DNA, and natural genetic engineering. Gene 345: 91-100.

Epigenetic Indexing

Jaenisch R. and A. Bird (2003). Epigenetic regulation of gene expression: how the genome integrates intrinsic and environmental signals. Nature Genetics 33: 245-254.

Jenuwein, T. (2002). An RNA-guided pathway for the epigenome. Science 297, 2215–2218.

Hake SB, Allis CD.. Histone H3 variants and their potential role in indexing mammalian genomes: the "H3 barcode hypothesis". Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Apr 25;103(17):6428-35.

Goldberg AD, Allis CD, Bernstein E. Epigenetics: a landscape takes shape. Cell. 2007 Feb 23;128(4):635-8.

Jirtle, R.L., and Skinner, M.K. (2007). Environmental epigenomics and disease susceptibility. Nature Reviews Genetics 8: 253-562.

Cell-cell channels and virus movement

Piguet V, Sattentau Q (2004) Dangerous liaisons at the virological synapse. Journal of Clinical Investigations 114: 605-610

Haupt S, Cowan GH, Ziegler A, Roberts AG, Oparka KJ, Torrance L. (2005) The plant-viral movement proteins traffic in the endocytic recycling pathway. Plant Cell 17: 164-181

Baluska, F; Volkmann, D; Barlow, Peter W. (Eds.) (2006). Cell-Cell Channels. Springer.

Genome Organization and Evolution

Jablonka, E. and M.J. Lamb (2006). The evolution of information in the major transitions.Journal of Theoretical Biology 239: 236-246.

Mattick, J.S. (2003). Challenging the dogma: the hidden layer of noncoding RNAs in complex organisms. BioEssays 25: 930-939.

Odintsova, M.S. and N.P. Yurina (2005). Genomics and Evolution of Cellular Organelles. Russian Journal of Genetics 41: 957-967.

Ryan, F.P. (2006). Genomic creativity and natural selection. A modern synthesis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 88: 655-672.

Ryan Frank (2007). Viruses as symbionts. Symbiosis 44: 11-21

Shapiro, J.A. (2006).Genome Informatics: The Role of DNA in Cellular Computations. Biological Theory 1(3): 288–301.

Shapiro, J.A. and R. Sternberg (2005). Why repetitive DNA is essential to genome function. Biological Reviews 80: 1-24.

Vetsigian, K., C. Woese and N. Goldenfeld (2006). Collective evolution and the genetic code. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 103: 10696-10701.

Rivera MC, Lake JA. The ring of life provides evidence for a genome fusion origin of eukaryotes. Nature. 2004 Sep 9;431(7005):152-5.

Jablonka E, Lamb M (2005). Evolution in Four Dimensions. MIT

Burke WD, Malik HS, Rich SM, Eickbush TH. (2002). Ancient Lineages of Non-LTR-Retrotransposons in the Primitive Eukaryote Giardia lamblia. Molecular Biology and Evolution 19: 619-630.

General References

Van De Vijver G., L. Van Speybroeck, D. De Waele (2002). Epigentics: A Challenge for Genetics, Evolution and Development. In: L.v. Speybroeck, G.V.d.Vijver and D.DeWaele (eds). From Epigenesis to Epigenetics. The Genome in Context. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 981.
This volume contains an excellent introduction (pp. 1-6) and articles by Jablonka & Lamb (pp. 82 – 96) and Shapiro (pp. 111-134).

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