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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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