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Keyword - Capsid protein (KW-0167)

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Definition

Structural protein which is part of the complex forming the protective shell around the nucleic acids of the virus. In prokaryotic viruses, this closed shell is also referred to as the head.

Synonyms

  • Coat protein
  • Head protein

Category

Cellular component

GOi

viral capsid [ GO:0019028 ]

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VirionCapsid proteinCellular component