Virus structure

Helical Symmetry


Icosahedral Symmetry


Enveloped with helical nucleocapsid (influenza virus)

influenza-virionEnveloped with icosahedral nucleocapsid (herpesvirus)


Complex symmetry (poxvirus)


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    I had learned the structures of different viruses and its effect when I’m still on my high school days. We cannot predict if when these viruses do would attack. The main thing that we should do to avoid it is to have a healthy living.

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  • Glory

    very nice and easily understood,thanks.

  • Soniamagsi5

    very informative.thnx it makes my study easier

  • Calizaga

    this page makes everything come together in a simpler form…. :)

  • Yekta

    Really thanks!

  • Dralihalepoto

    it was really helpful for me thanks!

  • Zulki Aliu

    good illustrations

  • M Almakrami

    your not explaining anithing

  • profvrr

    These illustrations are meant to accompany the TWiV podcast episode on virus structure:

  • rahmeen

    why virus is exluded from the five kingdom classification?