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Fig. 4

From: Enterovirus particles expel capsid pentamers to enable genome release

Fig. 4

Molecular dynamics simulation of echovirus 18 genome release. Seven snapshots from the process were selected. a Compact capsid just before opening. b Initial cracking of the particle with one pentamer separated from the rest of the capsid. ce Continued release of the genome. f Re-assembly of the capsid missing one pentamer. g Remainder of the genome diffuses from the open capsid. Genome is shown in blue, outer capsid surface in orange, inner capsid surface in purple, beads at pentamer edges shown in dark and light gray, green, and red represent attractive inter-pentamer interfaces. Scale bar represents 10 nm

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