Caption: Polio virus - causes poliomyelitis; RNA virus, Picornaviridae Family. Polio virus is a human enterovirus that is composed of RNA and a protein capsid. The genome contains a single strand of RNA. The polio virus has a capsid morphology that is icosahedral symmetry that is non-enveloped. Since polio virus consists only of RNA and a protein coat is is regarded as a simple virus.
Magnification*: x46,050
Type: TEM
Copyright 2009 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
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