Illustrating the machinery of life: Viruses

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  • David S. Goodsell

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    1. Department of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California 92037
    • Department of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California 92037
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Abstract

Data from electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, and biophysical analysis are used to create illustrations of viruses in their cellular context. This report describes the scientific data and artistic methods used to create three illustrations: a depiction of the poliovirus lifecycle, budding of influenza virus from a cell surface, and a mature HIV particle in blood serum.

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