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- n. A complete viral particle, consisting of RNA or DNA surrounded by a protein shell and constituting the infective form of a virus.
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- n. A single individual particle of a virus (the viral equivalent of a cell).
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- n. (virology) a complete viral particle; nucleic acid and capsid (and a lipid envelope in some viruses)
However, Wollman understood that the bacteriophage particle, the virion, is not the direct descendant of the infecting particle.
Briefly, when a piece of a virus, called a virion, comes in contact with a cell it likes, it may attach to special landing sites on the surface of that cell.
Before a virus has entered a host cell, it is called a virion -- a package of viral genetic material.
The killer: a colourised transmission electron micrograph of an Ebola virus virion.
They had focused in on a virion at sixty thousand times magnification.
Still others are structural proteins of the virion.
Cynthia S. Goldsmith; William Bellini A look inside a single measles virus particle, or virion, made with an electron microscope.
A look inside a single measles virus particle, or virion, made with an electron microscope.
We actually created an 'electronic pet' in the computer, which we can experiment with under many different environments and conditions with a variety of drugs, and we can know every detail of the change in the virion, says Dr. Wei Ge, a professor of chemical engineering at CAS-IPE and a principal in the H1N1 modeling effort, told PopSci via email.
The M13 virion consists of a single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) genome surrounded by a protein coating in the form of a long filament.
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