Local rule-based theory of virus shell assembly.

@article{Berger1994LocalRT,
  title={Local rule-based theory of virus shell assembly.},
  author={Bonnie Berger and Peter W. Shor and Lisa Tucker-Kellogg and Jonathan King},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1994},
  volume={91 16},
  pages={7732-6}
}
A local rule-based theory is developed which shows that the self-assembly of icosahedral virus shells may depend on only the lower-level interactions of a protein subunit with its neighbors--i.e., on local rules rather than on larger structural building blocks. The local rule theory provides a framework for understanding the assembly of icosahedral viruses. These include both viruses that fall in the quasiequivalence theory of Caspar and Klug and the polyoma virus structure, which violates… CONTINUE READING
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