Rotaviruses are non-enveloped viruses with a segmented, double-stranded RNA genome. Rotaviruses are best known for causing diarrheal disease in humans, particularly in infants and young children, and results in over 200,000 deaths worldwide each year.
Depicted in this painting are rotavirus particles at the surface of a host cell. Rotaviruses enter their host cell by receptor-mediated endocytosis.
This acrylic painting is 12" x 12" and 5/8" thick on stretched canvas.