Bacteriophage alpha 3 virions, artwork

Bacteriophage alpha 3 virions, artwork

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Caption: Bacteriophage alpha 3 virions, computer artwork. Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria. Bacteriophage alpha 3 has a capsid consisting of 60 coat proteins (blue) and 12 pentameric (5-subunit) spike proteins (red). The spikes allow the virus to recognise and bind to host cells. The virus carries its genetic material in single-stranded DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) form.

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