Abstract

The aesthetics of viruses is worthy of investigation even if these organisms represent a potential hazard for the health and life of living beings. The extracellular virus (virion) is a ‘monumental’ product of nature in that it contains a vast amount of information in its clear, concise and puritanic structure. In this paper, structures produced by evolutionary processes are compared and contrasted with those designed by humans. It is noted that discoveries in geometry and architecture have had beneficial influence on research on viruses, and vice versa.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9282
Print ISSN
0024-094X
Pages
pp. 161-166
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-04
Open Access
No
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