Illustrating the machinery of life: Viruses

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Data from electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, and biophysical analysis are used to create illustrations of viruses in their cellular context. This report describes the scientific data and artistic methods used to create three illustrations: a depiction of the poliovirus lifecycle, budding of influenza virus from a cell surface, and a mature HIV particle in blood serum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-296
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry


  • HIV biochemistry
  • Molecular biology
  • Molecular graphics and representations
  • Molecular visualization
  • Outreach
  • Viruses


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