The Incomprehencible Misapprehension Of An Incorrect Date.
To be specific, this morning, 3 hours earlier than I anticipated.
I even had time to bake brownies (or so I thought) -___-
But no harm's done, it is actually an additional Masters course (6 credits) and it certainly was very interesting for me, as I am a sucker for diseases and death-bringing particles which utilize our cellular machinery for their own evil plans.
Let's get down to this, I will be reading up on my own blog post in 6 months again, when I am registering for this exam again. By the way, I am fucking mad that I misread the time.
Basics of Virology
There are 4 simple shapes of viruses, here depicted with my fabulous drawing skills:
The two shapes above (A and B) are naked, without an additional protective shell - A as icosahedral naked sphere built up from protomers with the nucleic acid inside, and B as the helical stick-like shaped virus which looks like a zylinder with the protomers shaped around the helical packaged nucleic acid.
The same two shapes come in an extra packaging made up form envelope surface proteins and glycoproteins which look like spikes from afar - C and D each as icosahedral, enveloped and helical, enveloped.
What you can grasp upon below is my fancy drawing of a human cell with the example of a replication cycle (here single stranded (+) RNA virus)