cowpea mosaic virus


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cowpea mosaic virus

A plant virus used in vaccine development to deliver antigens from pathogens and tumors. Because the virus does not infect animals, it is considered a safe vehicle for antigen display in humans and other species.
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Finn and Johnson now aim to modify the cowpea mosaic virus by attaching metals and other molecules so it can serve as a building block for new types of materials.