Capsid Assembly Around a Base-Paired Nucleic Acid

Movie illustrating assembly of capsid subunits around a base-paired nucleic acid. Beads are colored as follows: blue=subunit excluders, yellow=ARM,  red=single-stranded nucleic acid, cyan=double-stranded.

Capsid Assembly:



From "Viral genome structures are optimal for capsid assembly”, eLife (in press) (2013) by Jason Perlmutter, Cong Qiao and Michael Hagan