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Structure and assembly of herpesviruses

Rixon, F.J. (1993) Structure and assembly of herpesviruses. Seminars in Virology, 4 (3). pp. 135-144. ISSN 1044-5773 (doi:10.1006/smvy.1993.1009)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/smvy.1993.1009

Abstract

The complex nature of herpesvirus particles, which comprise icosahedral and membrane-bound elements, makes them interesting models for studies of virion organisation and assembly. Considerable advances have been made in understanding the structure of the virus particle, largely as a result of applying cryoelectron microscopy techniques. There has been less progress in unravelling the pathway of virion assembly, but the increasingly widespread application of molecular biological approaches is likely to lead to rapid advances in this area.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Rixon, Dr Frazer
Authors: Rixon, F.J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Seminars in Virology
ISSN:1044-5773
ISSN (Online):1098-1292

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