capsid

  1. a variety of leaf bug
  2. the outer covering of protein surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus

capsid

A protein coat that covers the nucleoprotein core or nucleic acid of a virion. Commonly shows icosahedral symmetry and may itself be enclosed in an envelope (as in the Togaviridae). The capsid is built up of subunits (some integer multiple of 60, the number required to give strict icosahedral symmetry) that self-assemble in a pattern typical of a particular virus. The subunits are often packed, in smaller capsids, into 5- or 6-membered rings (pentamers or hexamers) that constitute the morphological unit (capsomere). The packing of subunits is not perfectly symmetrical in most cases and some units may have strained interactions and are said to have quasi-equivalence of bonding to adjacent units. ...

Capsid

The protein coat or shell of a virus particle; the capsid is a 'surface crystal', built of structure units. The protein coat of viruses forming the closed shell or tube that contains the nucleic acid and consisting of protein subunits or capsomeres.

capsid

Type: Term Pronunciation: kap′sid Definitions: 1. Protein coat of a virus. See: virion
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capsid

The protein 'shell' of a free virus particle.
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Capsid

See Coat protein.
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capsid

The protein shell that surrounds the virus nucleic acid.
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capsid

[n] - the outer covering of protein surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus
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Capsid

Capsid: The protein coat of a virus. The term capsid came in 1960 from the French capside, from the Latin capsa, case. See also: Nucleocapsid.
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capsid

A protein coat that covers the nucleoprotein core or nucleic acid of a virion. Commonly shows icosahedral symmetry and may itself be enclosed in an envelope (as in the Togaviridae). The capsid is built up of subunits (some integer multiple of 60, the number required to give strict icosahedral symmetry) that self assemble in a pattern typical of a p...
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capsid

noun the outer covering of protein surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus
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capsid

(kap┬┤sid) the shell of protein that protects the nucleic acid of a virus; it is composed of structural units, or capsomers. According to the number of subunits possessed by capsomers, they are called dimers (2), trimers (3), pentamers (5), or hexamers (6).
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capsid

(from the article `Rosales`) ...then secrete a less viscous liquid containing digestive enzymes that break down proteins in the bodies of the trapped insects, thus making ... The members of the family Miridae, which is one of the largest heteropteran families (about 10,000 species), are also known as leaf bugs. They are ... [2 relate...
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capsid

(from the article `virus`) ...the virion. It contains at least one unique protein synthesized by specific genes in the nucleic acid of that virus. In virtually all viruses, at ... an entire virus particle, consisting of an outer protein shell called a capsid and an inner core of nucleic acid (either ribonucleic or ... The protein ca...
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Capsid

A capsid is the protein shell of a virus. It consists of several oligomeric structural subunits made of protein called protomers. The observable 3-dimensional morphological subunits, which may or may not correspond to individual proteins, are called capsomeres. The capsid encloses the genetic material of the virus. Capsids are broadly classified a...
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Capsid

The protein shell of a free virus particle. This definition is from the Glossary at the UCMP site at
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