Fig. 3.1. Herpesvirus architecture.

Fig. 3.1

Herpesvirus architecture. (a) Electron cryomicrograph of a human cytomegalovirus virion showing the different compartments of a herpes virion. (b) Schematic diagram illustrating the multilayer organization of human herpesviruses. Also shown are the electron cryomicrograph of a non-infectious enveloped particle (NIEP) (c) and a dense body (d) isolated from HCMV virion preparations. (e) Virions and different kinds of capsids observed in the thin sections of human foreskin fibroblasts infected with HCMV by negative stain electron microscopy.

From: Chapter 3, Comparative virion structures of human herpesviruses

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Human Herpesviruses: Biology, Therapy, and Immunoprophylaxis.
Arvin A, Campadelli-Fiume G, Mocarski E, et al., editors.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2007.
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