Length of tail fiber

Range ~150 nm
Organism Bacteriophage Lambda
Reference Weitz, Joshua S. Quantitative Viral Ecology, Dynamics of Viruses and Their Microbial Hosts, Princeton University press, Chapter one. What Is a Virus? p.7 3rd paragraph
Comments P.7 3rd paragraph: "Tobacco mosaic virus, one of the first viruses viewed under an electron microscope, is a rodlike virus approximately 300 nm in length and 20 nm across. In contrast, phage λ, a subject of formative studies of gene regulation (Ptashne 2004), has a capsid approximately 50 nm in diameter with a tail fiber extending approximately 150 nm."
Entered by Uri M
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