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Micrograph prepared by
Dr Cornelia Büchen-Osmond
Columbia Earth Institute
Biosphere 2 Center
Columbia University
Oracle, Arizona, USA.
Formerly at
Hygiene Institute
Medical Faculty
J-W-Goethe University
Frankfurt, Germany

Specimen stained with 3 % PTA. Primary magnification 100,000 x Micrographs were taken with a Siemens 102 electron mircoscope operated at 100 kV.

Human immunodeffiency virus 1 isolated from a white blood cell culture obtain in June 1993 from a "healthy" contact person. The white blood cells were separated immediately from the whole blood, stimmulated with Phytohaemagglutinin and incubated for 2 days. The white blood cells were burst with 3% PTA to release the virus. Inset shows the core of an immature virus.

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Virus SpeciesVirus GenusVirus FamilyHost
Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Lentivirus Retroviridae Homo sapiens

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