General morphology and capsid fine structure of African swine fever virus particles.

@article{Carrascosa1984GeneralMA,
  title={General morphology and capsid fine structure of African swine fever virus particles.},
  author={Jos{\'e} L Carrascosa and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Carazo and {\'A}ngel L. Carrascosa and Nuria Garcia and Antonio Santisteban and E. Vinuela},
  journal={Virology},
  year={1984},
  volume={132 1},
  pages={160-72}
}
The structure of African swine fever virus particles has been examined by electron microscopy. The analysis of virions prepared by negative staining, thin sectioning, and freeze-drying and shadowing showed that the virus particle was composed of several concentric structures with an overall icosahedral shape. The inner region of the virus particles was a nucleoid that was surrounded by a membrane covered by the capsid. The capsid had side-to-side dimensions of 172 to 191 nm and was built up by… CONTINUE READING