Rotavirus Particles (image) PLOS Share Print E-Mail 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. Usage Restrictions Please re-use the image with a CC-BY Creative Commons Attribution license and the image credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.