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This negative-stained transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image revealed the presence of numerous herpes simplex virions, members of the Herpesviridae virus family. There are two strains of herpes simplex virus, HSV-1, which is responsible for cold sores, and HSV-2, which is responsible for genital herpes. At the core of its icosahedral proteinaceous capsid, HSV contains a double-stranded DNA linear genome.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. Fred Murphy; Sylvia Whitfield
Creation Date: 1975
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