ID#: 26103
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. The virion is composed of an inner core surrounded by an envelope. Also within the vesicles are smooth membrane structures which are the replication complex for this virus. A lower magnification of this area can be found in PHIL 26102.
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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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