Chicken anemia agent: an electron microscopic study.

  title={Chicken anemia agent: an electron microscopic study.},
  author={M S Mcnulty and Woody Curran and Daniel Todd and Dermot P Mackie},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  volume={34 3},
Particles of chicken anemia agent (CAA) negatively stained with uranyl acetate were found to be 26.5 nm in diameter. The surface detail evident on the particles indicated that the virus capsid was composed of 32 structural subunits arranged as in a class P = 3 icosahedron with a triangulation number of 3. Using mouse monoclonal antibodies to CAA and a gold-labeled goat anti-mouse IgG, CAA-specific structures were observed by thin-section electron microscopy in infected MDCC-MSB1 cells and in… CONTINUE READING