Viruses and Life: Can There Be One Without the Other?

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Show simple item record Jalasvuori, Matti Bamford, Jaana 2012-12-03T11:06:41Z 2012-12-03T11:06:41Z 2010 fi
dc.identifier.citation Jalasvuori, M., & Bamford, J. (2010). Viruses and Life: Can There Be One Without the Other?. Journal of Cosmology, 10, 3446-3454. Retrieved from fi
dc.identifier.issn 2159-063X
dc.identifier.other TUTKAID_41099
dc.description.abstract Viruses are omnipresent, genetically replicating parasites in our biosphere that affect and drive the evolution of life in various ways. Are viruses an inevitable feature of all naturally emerged (although hypothetical) living systems in the Universe or are they only a specialty of our life on Earth? We argue in this discussion that viruses indeed might be present in extraterrestrial, independently emerged biospheres, at least if the process of the origin of life was similar to that on Earth. Viruses are likely to have played important roles in the evolution of early life and thus their presence or absence could dictate the direction of the evolution of life in all living systems. fi
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Cosmology Science Publishers
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Cosmology
dc.rights © Cosmology Science Publishers. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the publisher, which permits the right to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription as long as the original work is properly cited.
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dc.subject.other virus fi
dc.subject.other virusten kehitys fi
dc.subject.other evoluutio fi
dc.subject.other elämän synty fi
dc.subject.other origin of viruses
dc.subject.other extraterrestrial life
dc.subject.other origin of life
dc.subject.other hydrothermal vents
dc.subject.other virus evolution
dc.title Viruses and Life: Can There Be One Without the Other? fi
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201211293127
dc.subject.kota 118
dc.contributor.laitos Bio- ja ympäristötieteiden laitos fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine solu- ja molekyylibiologia fi
dc.identifier.volume 10
jyx.tutka.pagetopage 3446-3454
dc.type.uri 2012-11-29T10:40:11Z
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dc.type.coar journal article
dc.description.reviewStatus peerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange 3446-3454
dc.relation.issn 2159-063X
dc.relation.volume 10
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