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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 Species||Virus Genus||Virus Family||Host|
|Human immunodeficiency virus 1||Lentivirus||Retroviridae||Homo sapiens|