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Search Results for: capsomere


Definition noun, plural: capsomeres The protein subunit that assembles into a capsid, protecting the genetic material of... Read More


Definition noun, plural: subunits (general) A subdivision or a distinct component of a larger unit Supplement The word... Read More


Definition noun, plural: hexamers (1) A molecule made up of six structural subunits, such as an oligomer (or polymer)... Read More

Protein coat

Definition noun (virology) A coat of proteins surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus Supplement The protein coat is made up... Read More