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Adenovirus and Parvovirus

Adenovirus and Parvovirus image

Photo Credit: F.P. Williams, U.S. EPA

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Note the two virus types present in the photograph. The larger virus particles with prominent capsomeric detail on their surface are adenovirus particles. The small featureless particles seen mostly clumped between the adenovirus particles are parvovirus particles. Bar = 100 nanometers.

Source: Stool sample from an individual with gastroenteritis.

Method: Negative-stain Transmission Electron Microscopy

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