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The Tobacco Mosaic Virus or TMV Exhibits what kind of symmetry?

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A Helical Virus structure has a capsid with a central cavity or hollow tube that is made by proteins arranged in a circular fashion, creating a disc like shape. The disc shapes are attached helically (like a toy slinky) creating a tube with room for the nucleic acid in the middle. All filamentous viruses are helical in shape.
An example of helical symmetry in viruses is the tobacco mosaic virus or TMV.
answered Jun 12, 2014 by balaji.thirumalai
 

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