Rotavirus spike structure and polypeptide composition.

  title={Rotavirus spike structure and polypeptide composition.},
  author={I D Anthony and Stanley Bullivant and Sanjana Dayal and A. Richard Bellamy and John A Berriman},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  volume={65 8},
Negatively stained preparations of rotavirus imaged with a low dose of electrons provide sufficient contrast to reveal surface projections or spikes. The number of spikes found projecting from different particles indicates that not all 60 peripentonal sites are occupied. Treatment at pH 11.2 with 250 mM ammonium hydroxide specifically removes the spikes… CONTINUE READING