Tomato bushy stunt virus at 2.9 A resolution

Nature. 1978 Nov 23;276(5686):368-73. doi: 10.1038/276368a0.


The polypeptide chain of a TBSV subunit folds into two domains, connected by a hinge, and a flexibly-linked N-terminal arm. Sixty of the 180 N-terminal arms inter-digitate in groups of three, in an unexpected mode of protein association. The remaining 120 arms are not uniquely positioned with respect to the rest of the subunit. RNA is also not uniquely fixed to sites on the major domains.