Ultrastructure of Bacteriophage φ6: 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.

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 16

publication date

  • May 1977