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Virus Module Set 4

Helical capsid Shaped like hallow tubes with protein walls
Icosahedral capsids Regular polyhedron with 20 equilateral triangular faces and 12 vertices
Capsomer Ring or knob shaped units made of 5 or 6 protomers
Pentamers 5 subunit capsomers
Hexamers 6 subunit capsomers
Viral envelopes: Membrane structures surrounding some viruses
Viral envelopes contain Lipids and carbohydrates, usually derived from host membranes
Peplomers (spikes): Proteins in envelope that are VIRUS-SPECIFIC
Viral enzymes observed In some viruses
Viral enzymes associated With or within capsid
Some viruses DO NOT fit into the category of having Helical or icosahedral capsules
Poxvirus Largest animal virus
Binal symmetry: Having BOTH icosahedral and helical symmetry
Large bacteriophages have Binal symmetry
Created by: Whereis_raye
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