icosahedral virus

icosahedral virus

[ī¦kä·sə¦hē·drəl ′vī·rəs]
(virology)
A virion in the form of an icosahedron.
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The human parvovirus B19 (B19V), a member of the Erythroparvovirus genus (Parvoviridae family), is a small, non-enveloped icosahedral virus composed of two structural proteins VP1 (83kDa) and VP2 (58kDa) surrounding a linear single-stranded DNA genome of approximately 5.
BTV is an icosahedral virus (80 nm in diameter) with a 10- segmented dsRNA genome (Mellor et al.
Their topics include producing and purifying viruses for structural studies, the X-ray crystallography of virus capsids, the evolution of viral capsid structures, mechanisms of icosahedral virus assembly, attachment and entry, developing anti-HIV drugs, and viral vectors for gene delivery.
Other subjects covered include the memory behavior of emerging multi-core workloads, using graphics processors to accelerate the solution of out-of-core linear systems, and automating 3D reconstruction of icosahedral virus structure with condensed graphs.