Science Fun of the Week

(November 3rd, 2017) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: The deadly duck.


"Marburg virus, as seen by negative stain electron microscopy of a diagnostic specimen from the original outbreak in 1967. The virions are still connected to a piece of the plasma membrane of the Vero cell used to grow the virus from a human diagnostic specimen (blood). This image, over the years, came to be called in jest 'the duck'. Magnification about x70,000. Micrograph from F. A. Murphy, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas."

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