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Contact: Barbara Coulson
barbarac@unimelb.edu.au
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Rotavirus Particles

Caption: This is a cartoon of rotavirus particles (gray) containing their genome (red) on a background of real rotavirus particles imaged by electron microscopy (green). The rotavirus genome is detected by the immune response. This leads to increased activity of immune cells that possess the potential to destroy pancreatic islets.

Credit: Barbara Coulson, et al.

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