Chimallin proteins assemble (IMAGE) University of California - San Diego Caption Twenty-four individual chimallin proteins assemble as a cube inside cells of infected bacteria. Thousands of chimallin components assemble into tiles that ultimately make up square sheets of the phage nucleus shell. Villa Lab, UC San Diego Credit Villa Lab, UC San Diego Usage Restrictions Must be used in conjunction with Nature paper on jumbo phage-infected bacterial cells. License Original content 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.