The Springer Index of Viruses

2011 Edition
| Editors: Christian Tidona, Gholamreza Darai


  • Ulrich Melcher
  • Jana Comer
Reference work entry






Diameter (nm):


Length (nm)


Structural components:

Four or more structural proteins

Buoyant density (g/mL):


Buoyant density method:

Metrizamide (low); CsCl (high)

Lipid composition:


Additional information:

Blunt end of the asymmetric particle shows structures for attachment to membrane bound cellular receptors; MV-L1 particle length 70–90; SpV1 particle length 230–280 nm

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyOklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA
  2. 2.StillwaterUSA