Self-assembly of brome mosaic virus capsids. Kinetic study using neutron and X-ray solution scattering.

@article{Cuillel1983SelfassemblyOB,
  title={Self-assembly of brome mosaic virus capsids. Kinetic study using neutron and X-ray solution scattering.},
  author={M Cuillel and Carmen Berthet-Colominas and B Krop and Annette Tardieu and Patrice Vachette and Bernard Jacrot},
  journal={Journal of molecular biology},
  year={1983},
  volume={164 4},
  pages={645-50}
}
The self-assembly of brome mosaic virus capsid has been studied kinetically by means of X-ray and neutron scattering. It appears to be a very fast process: for the concentrations used (5 to 8 mg/ml) the forward scattering reaches 50% of its maximal value in less than one second. Further, the assembly seems to proceed through intermediate states whose nature is still speculative.