Space-filling model of a human adenovirus
Adenoviruses are medium-sized non-enveloped (without an outer lipid bilayer) viruses with an icosahedral-shaped nucleocapsid (surface) containing a double stranded DNA. Their name derives from their initial isolation from human adenoids in 1953. They have a broad range of vertebrate hosts; in humans, more than 50 distinct adenoviral types have been found to cause a wide range of illnesses from mild respiratory infections in young children (known as the common cold ) to life-threatening multi-organ disease in people with a weakened immune system.
Based on the Protein Data Bank structure file 2C9F
The model has an attached loop so that it can be worn as a pendant or as earrings.