Algal Viruses: The (Atomic) Shape of Things to Come
AbstractVisualization of algal viruses has been paramount to their study and understanding. The direct observation of the morphological dynamics of infection is a highly desired capability and the focus of instrument development across a variety of microscopy technologies. However, the high temporal (ms) and spatial resolution (nm) required, combined with the need to operate in physiologically relevant conditions presents a significant challenge. Here we present a short history of virus structure study and its relation to algal viruses and highlight current work, concentrating on electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy, towards the direct observation of individual algae–virus interactions. Finally, we make predictions towards future algal virus study direction with particular focus on the exciting opportunities offered by modern high-speed atomic force microscopy methods and instrumentation. View Full-Text
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Evans, C.T.; Payton, O.; Picco, L.; Allen, M.J. Algal Viruses: The (Atomic) Shape of Things to Come. Viruses 2018, 10, 490.
Evans CT, Payton O, Picco L, Allen MJ. Algal Viruses: The (Atomic) Shape of Things to Come. Viruses. 2018; 10(9):490.Chicago/Turabian Style
Evans, Christopher T.; Payton, Oliver; Picco, Loren; Allen, Michael J. 2018. "Algal Viruses: The (Atomic) Shape of Things to Come." Viruses 10, no. 9: 490.
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