Photos of Rotavirus

The ultrastructure of viruses can be examined by electron microscopy. Using this method, the structural components of viruses and their inclusions can be observed in detail.

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The following images are from the Public Health Image Library

3D graphical representation of a number of Rotavirus virions.

3D graphical representation of Rotavirus virions (viral particles). Rotavirus is known and named for the wheel-like appearance visible under an electron microscope.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 21351

Transmission electron micrograph of rotavirus.

Transmission electron micrograph of rotavirus virions.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 197

Transmission electron micrograph of intact rotavirus particles, double-shelled

Transmission electron micrograph of intact rotavirus particles. This digitally colorized image reveals more of the structure of rotavirus virions.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 178

This electron micrograph reveals a number of RNA rotavirus virions, and a number of unknown, 29nm virion particles.

Electron micrograph revealing a number of RNA (ribonucleic acid) rotavirus virions (viral particles) and a number of unknown 29-nm virion particles.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 5620

Page last reviewed: November 5, 2019