Archaeal virus with exceptional virion architecture and the largest single-stranded DNA genome.

Abstract

Known viruses build their particles using a restricted number of redundant structural solutions. Here, we describe the Aeropyrum coil-shaped virus (ACV), of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Aeropyrum pernix, with a virion architecture not previously observed in the viral world. The nonenveloped, hollow, cylindrical virion is formed from a coiling fiber, which… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1203668109

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@article{Mochizuki2012ArchaealVW, title={Archaeal virus with exceptional virion architecture and the largest single-stranded DNA genome.}, author={Tomohiro Mochizuki and Mart Krupovic and G{\'e}rard P{\'e}hau-Arnaudet and Yoshihiko Sako and Patrick Forterre and David Prangishvili}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2012}, volume={109 33}, pages={13386-91} }