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Micro 5


Composed of capsomers Viral Capsid
Capsid functions Protect viral genome, receptors for naked viruses to initate infection, stimulate Ab production, site of antigenic determinants for serologic tests
Usually naked, icosahedral capsule, usually replicate in nucleus DNA viruses
Usually enveloped, helical capsule,usually replicate in the cytoplasm RNA viruses
Naked; Icosahedral; Linear, double-stranded DNA Adenioviridae
Enveloped; Icosahedral; Linear, double-stranded DNA Herpesviridae
Brick-shaped, enveloped; complex; DNA Poxviridae
Naked; Icosahedral; Circular, double-stranded DNA Papovaviridae
Enveloped; Icosahedral; Circular, double-stranded DNA Hepadnaviridae
Naked; Icosahedral; Linear, single-stranded DNA Parvoviridae
Created by: FierceEyes