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Under a high magnification of 446,428X, this 1978 negatively-stained, transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image, revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by numbers of rotavirus particles. A Reoviridae family member, virions contain an RNA core, and are surrounded by a three-layered, icosahedral protein capsid. The rotavirus is not enveloped, and measures 76.5nm in diameter.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Erskine Palmer
Creation Date:1978
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