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Early Stages of Infection with the Tipula Iridescent Virus


IN previous studies on this interesting virus, empty membranes of the same size and shape as the virus particle were frequently seen. The possibility was envisaged1 that these empty membranes might be incomplete virus particles analogous with the nucleicacid-free ‘top component’ of the turnip yellow mosaic virus2.

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    Smith, Kenneth M., J. Biophys. Biochem. Cytol., 2, 301 (1956).

  2. 2

    Markham, R., and Smith, Kenneth M., Parasitology, 39, 330 (1949).

  3. 3

    Palade, George E., J. Biophys. Biochem. Cytol., 2, No. 4, Supp. 85 (1956).

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