The Architecture of Adenoviruses

  • M. V. Nermut
Part of the The Viruses book series (VIRS)


Viruses are “organized associations of macromolecules,” and this definition predetermines our way of dealing with the problems of virion architecture. This review, therefore, is not a pure descriptive morphology, but aims at defining and describing the basic structural elements and complexes that constitute the adenovirion, their localization in the virion, and their mutual interactions. Since several reviews on the structural proteins of adenoviruses or virus morphology have been published over the past five years, the papers quoted herein have been selected on the basis of direct applicability to the aspect under discussion; in many cases, the reader is directed to the appropriate review for other references.


Core Shell Virus Core Adenovirus Type Micrococcal Nuclease Triangular Facet 
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  • M. V. Nermut
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  1. 1.National Institute for Medical ResearchLondonEngland

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