The virus particle that transmits SARS Coronavirus 2, the cause of COVID-19, with the interior shown in cross-section. The biological details of this structure are described at the UKRI website Coronavirus: the science explained.
This model is constructed to accurately represent the size and quantities of all virion elements, based on current scientific literature. However, the model excludes the fine RNA structure, and the nucleoprotein core is reduced due to size limitations.
Model created by Annabel Slater, working with the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research.