Aedes Albopictus Gallery
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Aedes mosquito and Chikungunya virus
Aedes mosquito and Chikungunya virus. Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) mosquito next to a Chikungunya virus particle (virion). The Chikungunya virus is transmitted by Aedes sp. mosquitoes in tropical Africa and Asia, causes fever and joint pain in humans, similar to dengue fever. In viruses, the capsid is the protein shell that encloses the genetic material. A capsid consists of subunits called capsomeres that self-assemble to form the shell seen here. Here, this shell, approximately spherical in shape, has icosahedral symmetry. One of the functions of the capsid is to aid the transmission of the viral genetic material into host cells.
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