Protein coat

Revision as of 09:55, 16 December 2010 by Honee_v (Talk | contribs) (up)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

Definition

noun

(virology) A coat of proteins surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus


Supplement

The protein coat is made up of protein subunits called capsomere. Additional layer of lipid molecules may envelope the protein coat.


Synonym(s):

Related term(s):

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Protein_coat&oldid=98069"
First | Previous (Protein c) | Next (Protein domain) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.