Capsid dimensions

Range Length 54nm: width 45nm nm
Organism Bacteriophage phi 29
Reference Simpson AA et al., Structure of the bacteriophage phi29 DNA packaging motor. Nature. 2000 Dec 7 408(6813):745-50. p.745 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID11130079
Primary Source Tao Y, Olson NH, Xu W, Anderson DL, Rossmann MG, Baker TS. Assembly of a tailed bacterial virus and its genome release studied in three dimensions. Cell. 1998 Oct 30 95(3):431-7.PubMed ID9814712
Method (Primary source:) cryo-electron microscopy
Comments "The bacteriophage f29 (Fig. 1) is a 19-kilobase (19-kb) double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) virus with a prolate head and complex structure (ref 4). The prohead (Fig. 1), into which the DNA is packaged, is about 540Å long and 450Å wide (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109734