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Weighing Up Whole Virus Capsids

News   Nov 27, 2018 | Original Story from CEA-Leti.

 
Weighing Up Whole Virus Capsids

The "nano-weighing" system published in Science was tested to measure the mass of a virus capsid, the bacteriophage T5, whose theoretical mass could only be estimated so far. With a size of 93nm, this viral capsid weighs ~ 105 megadaltons. Credit: Pascale Boulanger / I2BC / CEA / CNRS.

 
 
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