Rotational Symmetry in Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus and Models

Science  03 Dec 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3701, pp. 1303-1305
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3701.1303


With small, animal viruses for which electron-microscope images show little penetration by negative stain, the rotation technique for structure determination is useful. Foot-and-mouth disease virus resembles a 32-unit model when rotational images of virus and models simulating virus in negative stain are compared.