Size of Ebola virus-like particle

Range diameter 80nm: length 600-1,400nm nm
Organism Ebola virus
Reference Aleksandrowicz et al., Ebola virus enters host cells by macropinocytosis and clathrin-mediated endocytosis. J Infect Dis. 2011 Nov204 Suppl 3:S957-67. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jir326. p.s958 left columnPubMed ID21987776
Primary Source Feldmann H, Geisbert TW, Jahrling PB, et al. Filoviridae. In: Fauquet CM, Mayo MA, Maniloff J, Desselberger U, Ball LA, eds. Virus taxonomy: VIIIth report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. London: Elsevier Academic Press, 2005 645–53 p.645 top paragraph
Comments "...the size of EBOV particles, which have a uniform diameter of 80 nm, varies dramatically in length ranging from 600 to 1400 nm, and peak infectivity is associated with 805-nm particles [primary source]." Primary source:"Virions are bacilliform in shape, but particles can also appear as branched, circular, U or 6- shaped and long filamentous forms (Fig. 1). This morphology is unusual for viruses and, thus, became characteristic for the family. Virions vary greatly in length but show a uniform diameter of ~80 nm. Family members differ in length of virion particles, but seem to be very similar in morphology. Peak infectivity has been associated with particles of 665 nm for Lake Victoria marburgvirus (MARV) and 805 nm for ebolaviruses."
Entered by Uri M
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