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This transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by numerous human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) viral particles. Note that the cone-shaped cores were sectioned in various orientations. The viral genomic ribonucleic acid (RNA) is located in the electron-dense wide end of each core.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr.
Creation Date:1985
Photo Credit:Carey S . Callaway
CDC Organization
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