Protein nanoparticles derived from viruses are commonly studied, but a new rod-shaped thermophilic virus isolated from acidic hot springs may yield another class of protein building blocks that are stable and can be selectively modified with diverse chemical groups.
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Carrico, I., Kirshenbaum, K. Designer labels for virus coats. Nature Nanotech 4, 14–15 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2008.389