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BIOL 1409 Pathogens: Influenza

Influenza

Electron micrograph of influenza virus particles

Image: CDC/ Dr. F. A. Murphy

This colorized negative-stained transmission electron micrograph (TEM) depicts the ultrastructural details of a number of influenza virus particles, or “virions”. A member of the taxonomic family Orthomyxoviridae, the influenza virus is a single-stranded RNA organism.

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