Ultrastructural Details of two Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virions, a Type of Bird Flu Virus

Ultrastructural Details of two Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virions, a Type of Bird Flu Virus

Ultrastructural Details of two Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virions, a Type of Bird Flu Virus

This transmission electron micrograph (TEM), taken at a magnification of 108,000x, revealed the ultrastructural details of two avian influenza A (H5N1) virions, 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 each virion.