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Created by George Rice, Montana State University

SSV Infection
TEM taken by Blake Wiedenheft at Montana State University

Image of Sulfolobus from Yellowstone. The host cell shown here is infected with SSV type virus. Virus is seen vaguely inside the cell, attached to the S-layer cell surface, and clustered heavily around the cell. Cell diameter is approximately one micron.

Why Sulfolobus makes a good viral host for use in the lab:

Author shown with Mark Young of Montana State University checking temp and pH of thermal pool containing nearly pure elemental sulfur.

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