Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) Photos
Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of more than 100 non-polio enteroviruses and a member of the family Picornaviridae.
Surface view of EV-D68 looking down an icosahedrtal 2-fold axis. Note the 5 fold axes to the North and South of the central 2-fold axis and the 3-fold axes to the East and West of the central 2-fold axis. The colors correspond to the distance of the surface from the center of the virus. Red regions are about 155 Å (15nm), and the blue color corresponds to about 130A (13nm) from the center. The colors (red, yellow, green, blue) follow the order of colors in a rainbow. Thus the “highest” (mountainous) region are reddish, whereas the lowest regions are blue (water). A few electron microscopy images of the EV-D68 virus are shown in the black and white background. The possible drug binding site is under the surface shown here.
This photo shows an electron micrograph of a thin section of EV-D68, showing the numerous, spherical viral particles.
This photo shows an electron micrograph of a thin section of numerous, spherical EV-D68 viral particles. Note that some of the viral particles appear as if they are “empty,” missing their contents of single-stranded RNA.