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Title: A symmetry approach to virus architecture
Author: Wardman, Jessica
ISNI:       0000 0004 2732 0055
Awarding Body: University of York
Current Institution: University of York
Date of Award: 2012
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The structure and symmetry of viruses has been the subject of study since Crick and Watson in 1956, and there have been several complementary theories describing different aspects of the geometry of these complicated entities. Included here is a unified theory that relates the structure and sizes of the different viral components, from the capsomeres to the packaging of the genomic material, providing, through a set of structural constraints on viral structures, a new classification scheme for viral structures. Moreover, aspects of this theory also apply to fullerene structures in chemistry, showing that this symmetry principle is deeper than just biological in nature.
Supervisor: Twarock, Reidun Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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