Decomposition of the Cowpea Chlorotic Mottle Virus (CCMV) Capsid

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The yellow boundaries separate the capsid's mechanical units. The partitioning involves 32 units, which are further grouped in two distinct types: pentamers (blue) and hexamers (red).

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