Ultrastructural Details of an Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virion

Ultrastructural Details of an Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virion

Ultrastructural Details of an Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virion

This transmission electron micrograph (TEM), taken at a magnification of 150,000x, revealed the ultrastructural details of an avian influenza A (H5N1) virion, a type of bird flu virus which is a subtype of avian influenza A. At this magnification, one may note the stippled appearance of the roughened surface of the proteinaceous coat encasing the virion.