50.6 MB (2.4 MB compressed)
4205 x 4205 pixels
35.6 x 35.6 cm ⏐ 14.0 x 14.0 in (300dpi)
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Foot and mouth disease virus (FMDV) particle, computer artwork. FMDV particles (virions) consist of a symmetrical outer protein coat (capsid), encasing RNA (ribonucleic acid), the genetic material of the virus. FDMV affects cloven-hooved mammals, commonly cattle and pigs, and is highly contagious. An outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the UK in 2001 caused the loss of over half a million cattle and three million sheep.
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