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Accession: PRJNA16880 ID: 16880

Coronaviridae

Description of Coronaviridae

adapted from ICTVdb

Virion Properties

Morphology

Virions consist of an envelope and a nucleocapsid. Virus capsid is enveloped. Virions are spherical to pleomorphic, or kidney-shaped, or rod-shaped. Virions measure 120-160 nm in diameter, or 120-140 nm in diameter. Surface projections are spaced widely apart, evenly dispersed, distinctive, club-shaped peplomers that are surrounded by a prominent fringe and are comprised of S proteins responsible for attachment to cells, hemagglutination and membrane fusion and hemagglutinin esterase proteins (HE) which form short projections (in some species). Surface projections are composed of different types of proteins. Capsid/nucleocapsid is elongated and exhibits helical symmetry (or tubular).
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AccessionPRJNA16880
TypeUmbrella project
OrganismCoronaviridae[Taxonomy ID: 11118]
Viruses; Riboviria; Orthornavirae; Pisuviricota; Pisoniviricetes; Nidovirales; Cornidovirineae; Coronaviridae

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