Structure of Turnip Yellow Mosaic Virus


IN this communication we report some of the results of the early stages of an X-ray diffraction study of crystals of turnip yellow mosaic virus1,2. The two most important conclusions from the interpretation of the X-ray diagrams concern: (a) the packing of the virus particles in the crystal; and (b) the arrangement of protein sub-units in the individual virus particle.

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KLUG, A., FINCH, J. & FRANKLIN, R. Structure of Turnip Yellow Mosaic Virus. Nature 179, 683–684 (1957) doi:10.1038/179683b0

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