Total particle diameter

Value 680 nm
Organism Virus Megavirus chilensis
Reference Arslan D, Legendre M, Seltzer V, Abergel C, Claverie JM. Distant Mimivirus relative with a larger genome highlights the fundamental features of Megaviridae. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Oct 18 108(42):17486-91. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1110889108. p.17486PubMed ID21987820
Method Transmission electronic microscopy (TEM)
Comments "The Megavirus 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."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109735