What is This? Video Game Soccer Balls?

Not quite, but you will find plenty in a locker room.

Thursday, July 03, 2008
cold
cold
Copyright © 2008 Photo Researchers, Inc.

The cause of a variety of infections that resemble the common cold, adenoviruses appear as round, red blobs in this colorized transmission electron micrograph. Genetic material is found in the core of each adenovirus (shown in green) and is surrounded by a protein coat (the red part). The viruses spread by invading cells and inserting their own DNA to replicate.

Comment on this article
ADVERTISEMENT

Discover's Newsletter

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Collapse bottom bar
DSCMayCover
+

Log in to your account

X
Email address:
Password:
Remember me
Forgot your password?
No problem. Click here to have it emailed to you.

Not registered yet?

Register now for FREE. It takes only a few seconds to complete. Register now »