Packaged volume fractions of some bacteriophage and eukaryotic viruses

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Organism Virus
Reference Purohit PK et al., Forces during bacteriophage DNA packaging and ejection. Biophys J. 2005 Feb88(2):851-66. p.853 table 1PubMed ID15556983
Primary Source See refs beneath table
Comments p.853 left column top paragraph:"Table 1 gives an idea of the typical sizes of bacteriophage, as well as some animal viruses for comparison. These small containers house a genome which is several tens of microns long, a feat that demands extremely efficient utilization of space." See note beneath table
Entered by Uri M
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