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Turnip Yellow Mosaic Virus

18 January 2011

Author : thomas-hooper

TYMV is an icosahedral virus constructed from 180 copies of the same protein arranged into 12 clusters of five proteins (pentamers), and 20 clusters of six proteins (hexamers). The bumpy exterior of the turnip yellow mosaic virus protein coat, or capsid, was defined in detail by Dr. Alexander McPherson of the University of California, Irvin using proteins crystallized in space for analysis on Earth.



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