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Author(s): Wah Chiu, PhD, and Matthew Dougherty, MS. Slides: Sonia Rahmati Clayton, PhD, and Colleen Krockenberger, BS.

Virus - Human Herpes

Transcript from "Viruses," National Center for Macromolecular Imaging
Looking closely at one of them, human herpes virus reveals a lot about how all viruses work. With an advanced electron microscope, researchers can see this relatively large and complex virus as acutely as a CAT scan sees the body in three dimensions. There are more than one hundred herpes viruses, eight that infect humans.

Additional Virus information:
Electron microscope images have helped us understand the shape of the Human Herpes Virus. The shape of a herpes virus is an icosahedron (20 triangular faces).


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Virus images courtesy of Wah Chiu, PhD, National Center for Macromolecular Imaging at Baylor College of Medicine. Funding for the images provided by NCMI, NIH.