capsid

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capsid

[′kap·səd]
(invertebrate zoology)
The name applied to all members of the family Miridae.
(virology)
In a virus, the protein shell surrounding the nucleic acid and its associated protein core. Also known as protein coat.
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Polyomaviruses are nonenveloped viruses that have an icosahedral capsid containing a small, circular, double-stranded DNA genome (1).
Picornaviruses constitute a diverse family of single-stranded positive-sense RNA viruses whose genome is packed into a nonenveloped icosahedral capsid (1).
NoV possesses a positive-sense, single-stranded RNA genome surrounded by an icosahedral capsid. The NoV genome contains 3 open reading frames (ORFs).