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The Morphology and Structure of Viruses

Virology

General Characteristics of Viruses

  1. Rob W.H. Ruigrok PhD1,
  2. Guy Schoehn PhD2,
  3. James F. Conway BSc PhD Group Leader3

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0211

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Ruigrok, R. W., Schoehn, G. and Conway, J. F. 2010. The Morphology and Structure of Viruses. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    FRE 2854 CNRS-Université Joseph Fourier, Laboratoire de Virologie Moléculaire et Structurale, Grenoble, France

  2. 2

    FRE 2854 CNRS-Université Joseph Fourier, Laboratoire de Virologie Moléculaire et Structurale, Grenoble, France

  3. 3

    Institut de Biologie Structurale, Laboratoire de Microscopie Electronique Structurale, Grenoble, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Helical Viruses and Helical Viral Components
  • 3
    Icosahedral Viruses
  • 4
    Nonsymmetrical Viruses
  • 5
    Final Comments
  • 6
    Acknowledgments

Keywords:

  • morphology and structure of viruses;
  • RNA- or DNA-dependent polymerase;
  • internal ribosome entry site (IRES);
  • helical viruses and helical viral components;
  • icosahedral viruses;
  • electron microscopy;
  • icosahedrally symmetric capsids;
  • icosahedral capsid protein folds