Dimensions of virion

Range 305.6Å×360.8Å×299.5Å Å
Organism Bacteriophage phi X174
Reference McKenna R et al., Atomic structure of single-stranded DNA bacteriophage phi X174 and its functional implications. Nature. 1992 Jan 9 355(6356):137-43. p.138 left column top paragraphPubMed ID1370343
Method X ray diffraction
Comments "Both types of particles [infectious 114S & non-infectious 70S] can be crystallized into isomorphous monoclinic crystals with space group P2[1] and cell dimensions a=305.6, b=360.8, c=299.5Å, ß=92.89° that diffract at least to 2.6-Å resolution (ref 33). The asymetric unit of the crystal cell contains one complete particle. [Researchers] report here the three-dimensional structure determination of fX174 and its implication for viral functions." These are cell dimensions
Entered by Uri M
ID 106442