ID#: 1849
Under a magnification of 370,000X, this transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image depicts a number of smallpox virus virions. These organisms display an internal, dumbbell-shaped structure that represents the viral core, which contains the viral DNA. This DNA acts as the blueprint by which the virus replicates itself once it is released into the host cell.
High Resolution: Click here for hi-resolution image (9.5 MB)
Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Fred Murphy; Sylvia Whitfield
Creation Date: 1975
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
Skip Navigation Links.

Skip Navigation Links.
Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.