This transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed the presence of numbers of Nodamura virus virions. At its core, the Nodamura virus possesses a positive-sense, single-stranded RNA virus (( ) ssRNA) genome. Its outer protein coat, or 'capsid', is icosahedral (T=3) in shape, which means that its composed of 32 equilateral, triangular facets.
CDC/ Dr. Fred Murphy; Sylvia Whitfield
December 2, 2012
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