ID#: 26102
This is an electron microscopic image of Zika virus found in the cytoplasm of a neuron in a fetal brain. The virus particles are ~40 nm in diameter and appear as the darker spherical objects inside vesicles of the rough endoplasmic reticulum. Also within the vesicles are smooth membrane structures, which are the replication complex for this virus. A portion of the large nucleus of the neuron is to the left of this area. A higher magnification of this image can be found in PHIL 26103.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Cynthia Goldsmith, Roosecelis Brasil Martines
Creation Date: 2016
Photo Credit: Cynthia Goldsmith, Roosecelis Brasil Martines
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.