Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

MERS-CoV Photos

Coronaviruses derive their name from the fact that under electron microscopic examination, each virion is surrounded by a "corona," or halo. This is due to the presence of viral spike peplomers emanating from each proteinaceous envelope.

Click on image to enlarge.

An electron micrograph showing spherical particles within the cytoplasm of an infected cell.

Image source: Cynthia Goldsmith/Azaibi Tamin

An electron micrograph of a thin section of MERS-CoV, showing the spherical particles within the cytoplasm of an infected cell.

Click on image to enlarge.

Negative stain electron microscopy image when Human serum antibodies react with MERS-CoV-infected Vero cells.

Image source: Jennifer L. Harcourt

Human serum antibodies react with MERS-CoV-infected Vero cells, indicating the patient has been infected with MERS-CoV.

Click on image to enlarge.

Novel coronavirus particles as seen by negative stain electron microscopy. Virions contain characteristic club-like projections emanating from the viral membrane.

Image source: Cynthia Goldsmith/Maureen Metcalfe/Azaibi Tamin

MERS-CoV particles as seen by negative stain electron microscopy. Virions contain characteristic club-like projections emanating from the viral membrane.

Click on image to enlarge.

Novel coronavirus particles as seen by negative stain electron microscopy. Virions contain characteristic club-like projections emanating from the viral membrane.

Image source: Cynthia Goldsmith/Maureen Metcalfe/Azaibi Tamin

MERS-CoV particles as seen by negative stain electron microscopy. Virions contain characteristic club-like projections emanating from the viral membrane.

Click on image to enlarge.

Negative stain electron microscopy shows a novel coronavirus particle with club-shaped surface projections surrounding the periphery of the particle, a characteristic feature of coronaviruses.

Image source: Maureen Metcalfe/Azaibi Tamin

An electron micrograph of a thin section of MERS-CoV, showing the spherical particles and cross-sections through the viral nucleocapsid.

Click on image to enlarge.

Negative stain electron microscopy shows a novel coronavirus particle with club-shaped surface projections surrounding the periphery of the particle, a characteristic feature of coronaviruses.

Image source: Cynthia Goldsmith/Azaibi Tamin

Negative stain electron microscopy shows a MERS-CoV particle with club-shaped surface projections surrounding the periphery of the particle, a characteristic feature of coronaviruses.

 Top of Page
Top