In article <124f7f4b.0109180742.2b9bd294 at posting.google.com>, Tom Barr
<mdp96tab at shef.ac.uk> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I wonder if any of you could tell me the approximate molecular
> weight of a single influenza A virion.
Sorry Tom, there ain't no answer. Influenza is a highly pleiomorphic
virus varying from spherical/ovoid 80-120nm diameter, to long
filamentous particles (up to 2000nm long x 80-120nm diameter):
However... if you want a ridiculously innaccurate answer (i.e. wild
guess) try 1*10^10 - 1*10^12.
Dr Alan J. Cann PhD, Department of Microbiology & Immunology,
University of Leicester, P.O. Box 138, Medical Sciences Building,
University Road, Leicester LE1 9HN, UK.