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Electron microscopy captures snapshot of structure coronaviruses use to enter cells

High-resolution cryo-electron microscopy and supercomputing have now made it possible to analyze in detail the infection mechanisms of coronaviruses. These viruses are notorious for attacking the respiratory tract of humans and animals.

Coronavirus Infectious Mechanisms
Coronaviruses — the agents behind outbreaks of new kinds of pneumonia — employ molecular tactics to infect cells.
Credit: Veesler Lab/University of Washington