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Details for icosahedral viral capsid
Gene ontology ID
GO:0019030
Definition
The protein coat that surrounds the infective nucleic acid in some virus particles; the subunits are arranged to form an icosahedron, a solid with 20 faces and 12 vertices. Icosahedral capsids have 12 pentamers plus 10(T-1) hexamers, where T is the triangulation number. Tobacco satellite necrosis virus has such a capsid structure
Synonyms
1. quasispherical viral capsid
References
1. GOC: bm
2. ISBN 0198506732
3. ISBN 071673706X
4. VZ: 885
5. Wikipedia: Capsid
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