Virion - Capsid Structure / Single Project

Media Details

Media ID: SYM0026
Client: Scientific
Created on: 2004-04-29
Published on: 2004-04-29
Dimensions: 3000 x 3000 pixels

Type: Illustration

Audiences: Scientific, Medical

Keywords: virus, virion, virii, capsid, encapsulated, coat, protein, icosahedral, symmetry, infection, disease, immunity

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  • Virion - Capsid Structure


A view of an idealized virus particle, adopting icosahedral geometry. The protruding appendages illustrate the virus envelope proteins that bind to host cell receptors.

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Updated in 2013.


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