Ebola Virus Particles are long and thin with a central core containing single stranded RNA (ssRNA), shown in yellow. There is a matrix protein layer surrounding the core, shown in red. The matrix is adherent to the viral envelope (derived from the host cell during budding). On the cell surface are viral trimeric spikes (glycoprotein), shown in pink, that the virus uses to attach to target cells.

Ebola Virus Particles in sepia:

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