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DNA virus particle. Computer artwork of a virus particle (virion), showing a protein capsid enclosing DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), the genetic material of the virus (seen at bottom). Attached to the capsid are many surface proteins (spikes) that help it to attach to the host cell.
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