||Virus Megavirus chilensis
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||Transmission electronic microscopy (TEM)
fibers are noticeably shorter [than mimivirus] (75 ± 5 nm compared with 120 ±
5 nm for Mimivirus) and cover a capsid slightly larger in diameter
(440 ± 10 nm, compared with 390 ± 10 nm for Mimivirus).
These dimensions refer to dehydrated virions as prepared
for thin section transmission electronic microscopy (TEM),
which induce an ˜20% shrinking of the capsids (17). Native
Megavirus icosasedral capsids are thus 520 nm in diameter,
corresponding to a total particle diameter of 680 nm."