Capsid diameter

Range most virus capsids 50-70nm: individual capsid diameters 20-200nm nm
Organism Virus
Reference Jover LF, Effler TC, Buchan A, Wilhelm SW, Weitz JS. The elemental composition of virus particles: implications for marine biogeochemical cycles. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2014 Jul12(7):519-28. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro3289. p.524 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID24931044
Primary Source [38] Brum, J. R., Schenck, R. O. & Sullivan, M. B. Global morphological analysis of marine viruses shows minimal regional variation and dominance of non-tailed viruses. ISME J. 7, 1738–1751 (2013). doi: 10.1038/ismej.2013.67.PubMed ID23635867
Method Quantitative transmission electron microscopy (qTEM)="Method to quantitatively estimate viral morphological characteristics (such as morphotype, capsid diameter and tail length) using transmission electron microscopy."
Comments P.524 right column 2nd paragraph: "This qTEM study [primary source] found that most virus capsids have diameters of 50–70 nm and that individual capsid diameters range from 20 nm to 200 nm [primary source]."
Entered by Uri M
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