Virus Shapes

Varity of Virus Shapes and Structure


What it looks like: Many triangular sides
Examples of a Polyhedral Virus: HPV, Adenoviruses (cold), Polio, and Hep A

Helical Viruses

What it looks like: Long rigid/flexible rods consisting of capsomeres arranged helically around NA (Form hollow capsid tube)
Example of a Helical Virus: Ebola, Rabies
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Complex Viruses

What it looks like: Combination of icosahedral and helical shape.
Example of a Complex Virus: Poxvirus
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Spherical Viruses

What it looks like: Spherical
Example of a Spherical Virus: Influenza, Hepatitis C and HIV
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