Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 49–52 | Cite as

On the structure of the tobacco mosaic virus

  • Vojtech Bystricky


Electron micrographs of rods of the tobacco mosaic virus which had been exposed for 48 hours to the action of ethylalcohol and a raised temperature of 37° C are presented. On the surface of the rods, several times enlarged by the action of ethylalcohol and heat, regular bands have been revealed. These structures are considered to be identical with the surface structure detected by Franklin and Klug by means of X-ray diffraction on rods of the TMV. In preparations exposed to the action of ethylalcohol and others exposed only to the action of distilled water at 37° C for 44 hours, rods of TMV with a distinguishable structure were found, probably showing their hollow internal parts.


Sine Electron Micrographs Virus Particle Bide Ethylalcohol 
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K otázke štruktúry vírusu mozaiky tabaku

K BoΠpocyструктуре вируса табачной мозаики


Электрон micrographs из стержн ей от вируса табачной мозаики, которые были подвержены в течение 48 часов действия ethylalcohol и поднят температура 37° C приведены.На поверхности прутков несколько раз расширен действия ethylalcohol и тепла, очередной банды были выявили,Эти структуры считаются идентичными сстр уктура поверхности обнаруженных Фр анклина и Клуг путем помощью рентгеновской дифракции на прутки из TMV. В ходе подготовки к воздействию действия ethylalcohol а другие подвергаются только дей ствием дистиллированной воды на37°С в течение 44 часов. прутки из TMV с различимой структурой были найдены, вероятно, с указанием их полых внутренних частей.


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© Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 1957

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vojtech Bystricky
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  1. 1.Virologický ústavČeskoslovenská akadémia viedBratislava

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