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Audiences: Scientific, Medical
Keywords: adenovirus, virus, infection, respiratory, icosahedral, nucleocapsid, double-stranded linear DNA genomeOrder or Customize it
Adenoviruses are medium-sized (90–100 nm), non-enveloped (naked) icosahedral viruses composed of a nucleocapsid and a double-stranded linear DNA genome. The more than 50 serotypes that affect humans are responsible for 5–10% of upper respiratory infections in children, and many infections in adults as well.
Shown is an idealized version of an adenovirus, with the recognizable icosahedral nucleocapsid and the genome within it.