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Research Article

Distinct DNA Exit and Packaging Portals in the Virus Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus

  • Nathan Zauberman,

    Affiliation: Department of Organic Chemistry, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Yael Mutsafi,

    Affiliation: Department of Organic Chemistry, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Daniel Ben Halevy,

    Affiliation: Department of Organic Chemistry, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Eyal Shimoni,

    Affiliation: Electron Microscopy Center, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Eugenia Klein,

    Affiliation: Electron Microscopy Center, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Chuan Xiao,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Siyang Sun,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Abraham Minsky mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: avi.minsky@weizmann.ac.il

    Affiliation: Department of Organic Chemistry, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Published: May 13, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060114

About the Authors

Nathan Zauberman, Yael Mutsafi, Daniel Ben Halevy, Abraham Minsky
Department of Organic Chemistry, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Eyal Shimoni, Eugenia Klein
Electron Microscopy Center, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Chuan Xiao, Siyang Sun
Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: avi.minsky@weizmann.ac.il

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

NZ, YM, and AM conceived and designed the experiments. NZ, YM, DBH, and CX performed the experiments. NZ, YM, AM, ES, and EK analyzed the data. NZ, ES, EK, and SS contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. AM wrote the paper.