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capsomere

[′kap·sə‚mir]
(virology)
An individual protein subunit of a capsid.
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In each configuration, the faux capsomers would push and tug on each other with forces whose values the researchers assigned, in part, according to measurements of real viruses.
For successive numbers of disks from 12 to 72, the researchers started with the capsomers scattered across a spacious sphere and slowly shrank it until the capsomers became crowded together.
The lowest-energy configurations emerged during the modeling runs with 12, 32, 42 and 72 capsomers.