Ultrastructure of bacteriophage phi 6: arrangement of the double-stranded RNA and envelope. Academic Article uri icon


  • Pseudomonas phaseolicola cells synchronously infected with phi 6 were fixed and embedded by several procedures. The diameter of phi 6 measured 75 nm and its nucleocapsid 60 nm. Virus nucleocapsids were icosahedral and surrounded by a double membrane. In planar sections the nucleic acid appeared as a hexagonal ring and in cross section as two angular structures.

published proceedings

  • J Gen Virol

author list (cited authors)

  • Gonzalez, C. F., Langenberg, W. G., Van Etten, J. L., & Vidaver, A. K.

citation count

  • 24

complete list of authors

  • Gonzalez, CF||Langenberg, WG||Van Etten, JL||Vidaver, AK

publication date

  • May 1977