Model for a novel membrane envelope in a filamentous hyperthermophilic virus

Abstract

Biological membranes create compartments, and are usually formed by lipid bilayers. However, in hyperthermophilic archaea that live optimally at temperatures above 80°C the membranes are monolayers which resemble fused bilayers. Many double-stranded DNA viruses which parasitize such hosts, including the filamentous virus AFV1 of Acidianus hospitalis, are… (More)
DOI: 10.7554/eLife.26268

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