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.

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

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

Source: Cynthia Goldsmith/Azaibi Tamin

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

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

Source: Jennifer L. Harcourt

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

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

Source: Cynthia Goldsmith/Maureen Metcalfe/Azaibi Tamin

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

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

Source: Cynthia Goldsmith/Maureen Metcalfe/Azaibi Tamin

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.

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

Source: Maureen Metcalfe/Azaibi Tamin

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.

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.

Source: Cynthia Goldsmith/Azaibi Tamin