Structure and Genome of Human Cytomegalo Virus

Structure and Genome of Human Cytomegalo Virus

Structure of Human Cytomegalo Virus Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a member of the herpes virus family which fall under the beta herpes subfamily. CMV is spherical in shape with icosahedral symmetry. Figure: Structure of Human Cytomegalo Virus, Source: Dr. Marko Reschke, Marburg, Germany The icosahedral protein capsid with average diameter 100 nm consists of 162 hollow hexagonal and pentagonal capsomeres with an …

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