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Abramo Ottolenghi aottolen at postbox.acs.ohio-state.edu
Wed Apr 8 15:20:08 EST 1998



>I logged on to  your webpage and looked at the EM.  Truely
>beautiful.  However, like you, I am not a virologist. Thus, I went
>and found one of the virologists in our microbiology group and
>asked him to look at it.  He and I both were taken with the
>structure but before he ventures a guess, he would like to know
>the location that is depicted.  Is this the interface between the
>nucleus (electron-lucent half of the picture) and the cytoplasm
>(electron-denser half which appears to have some
>microfilaments running from 11:00 O'clock to 5:30) or is the
>picture of the plasmamembrane juxtaposing the extracellular
>space.  Another question that comes to mind looking at this
>micrograph is what is the nature of the    structure (very dense) 
>which resembles a toadstool or plug which inserts through the

Hi I agree please post the answer I have the same questions


A. Ottolenghi

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