What do Viruses look like?


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What do Viruses look like?


Viruses come in many shapes and sizes. Some are shaped a bit like a cut jewel with many sides, known as polyhedral (polly-he-drul), others are oval-shaped, some have spikes all round the viral coat, and some are long and thin. The University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine website has pictures of a range of virus shapes, both human and animal.


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Date of Posting: 09/01/2003
Date of next Review: 13/01/2005


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