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This illustration depicted a 3D computer-generated rendering of a whole influenza (flu) virus, rendered in semi-transparent blue, atop a white background. Inside of the virus, its ribonucleoproteins (RNPs) were shown in white, with their coiled structures, and three-bulbed polymerase complex on the ends. An influenza virus’ RNP is composed of both RNA and protein. Every influenza virus has eight RNP segments that correspond to the virus’ eight total gene segments. Three of these RNP segments encode the virus’ surface proteins, i.e., the HA, NA and M proteins.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Douglas Jordan
Creation Date: 2019
Photo Credit: Illustrator: Dan Higgins
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.