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peplomer

 [pep´lo-mer]
a subunit of a peplos.

pep·lo·mer

(pep'lō-mĕr),
A part or knoblike subunit of the peplos of a virion, the assemblage of which produces the complete peplos; frequently a surface glycoprotein on lipoprotein envelope.
[see peplos]

peplomer

/pep·lo·mer/ (pep´lo-mer) a subunit of a peplos.

pep·lo·mer

(pep'lō-mĕr)
A part or subunit of the peplos of a virion, the assemblage of which produces the complete peplos, produced from the peplos by detergent treatment.
See also: peplos

peplomer

a glycoprotein structural unit found in the lipoprotein envelope of enveloped viruses, e.g. H and N spikes of influenza virus. Called also spikes.
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HI was time-tested tool for sero-epidemiological studies for viruses having H peplomer e.
Large peplomers or spike glycoproteins (S) are the viral attachment proteins that protrude from the virion and give it the appearance of a corona.
In contrast, electron microscopy preparations of TGEV observed in parallel showed virions approximately 120 nm in diameter, with a corona of typical projecting peplomers (8,9) (Figure, C).