Tobacco mosaic virus


The first virus ever to be discovered: tobacco mosaic virus (TMV), a positive-sense single stranded RNA virus that infects a wide range of plants, especially tobacco and other members of the family Solanaceae. The infection causes characteristic mosaic-like mottling and discoloration on the leaves. TMV virion has a rod-like appearance, ~300 nm in length and ~18 nm in

Dengue virus

The glycoprotein shell of the mature virion consists of 180 copies each of the E protein and M protein. Currently there is no human vaccine available. Reference: 1. Kuhn, R. J. et al. Structure of dengue virus: implications for flavivirus organization, maturation, and fusion. Cell 108, 717-725 (2002). 360 degree view DENV 0%