Sunday, February 28, 2021

Make This Go Viral

 




6 comments:

Kapt Kaos said...

What is that thing?

Kapt Kaos said...

Actually, who MADE that thing? It looks like Dr Evil got tired of sharks with frickin laser beams and built a Space Herpies Virus.

Unknown said...

What is this?

Chief Nose Wetter said...


Scanning electron micrograph of a T4 bacteriophage

Steve said...

Yep a bacteria or a virus. It has a plunger inside of that top piece and the stalk. It straddles your cell, plunges the stalk from that head into the cell, leaves it's genetic material inside of your cell. Once inside, the genetic material takes over replication from your cell and reproduces it's own entity.
I'll try to find the video of this happening; if I do, I'll post it.

Steve said...

Actually I was wrong,(my wife isn't surprised) It is a bacteriophage and here is a video.....pretty cool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V73nEGXUeBY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI3tsmFsrOg