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Bacteriophage portal protein. Molecular model showing the structure of a bacteriophage portal protein. Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria, with their genetic material injected into the host cell through protein complexes such as this. The genetic material passes through the central space which is enclosed by subunits that form the protein rings. This portal protein is from the HK97 bacteriophage, isolated from a Corynebacterium diphtheriae bacterium.
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