Visualization of T1 Capsid Assembly. The snapshots from the computer simulations show the course of T1 virus capsid formation for direct (top) and hierarchical assembly (bottom) from nf=60 single monomers. In hierarchical assembly, a color change of the proteins from blue to red indicates the switch of binding characteristics upon completed formation of a pentameric capsomer.
Baschek et al. BMC Biophysics 2012 5:22 doi:10.1186/2046-1682-5-22