Scale: 10-8 meters = 10 nm = 10 nanometers

DNA within a Virus

At this scale, individual atoms have become visible. This image represents the packed nucleic acids (either DNA or RNA, but not both) that form the reproductive core of viruses. The double helix structure of the DNA is clearly visible. When the virus invades a living cell, the virus's DNA takes over the cellular mechanisms of the host to make more copies of itself.
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