The fine structure of the parainfluenza viruses

Abstract

1. Parainfluenza 1 virus (both Sendai virus and haemadsorption virus 2) and parainfluenza 2 (croup-associated) virus have been examined in the electron microscope. 2. Particle size varies from 1500 to 6000 Å (greatest diameter) and the outline is approximately circular. The particles contain an inner component 170 to 180 Å diameter, showing helical symmetry. 3. The particles of these viruses are essentially similar to those of parainfluenza 3 and Newcastle disease virus, and also to those of measles and rinderpest. Parainfluenza 1 virus (both Sendai virus and haemadsorption virus 2) and parainfluenza 2 (croup-associated) virus have been examined in the electron microscope. Particle size varies from 1500 to 6000 Å (greatest diameter) and the outline is approximately circular. The particles contain an inner component 170 to 180 Å diameter, showing helical symmetry. The particles of these viruses are essentially similar to those of parainfluenza 3 and Newcastle disease virus, and also to those of measles and rinderpest.

DOI: 10.1007/BF01258760

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@article{Waterson1962TheFS, title={The fine structure of the parainfluenza viruses}, author={Andrew Waterson and Joanna M Hurrell}, journal={Archiv f{\"{u}r die gesamte Virusforschung}, year={1962}, volume={12}, pages={138-142} }