Meet Your Makers

Virus (specifically, a Bacteriophage):
darwin.nmsu.edu

darwin.nmsu.edu

DNA or RNA is stored in the head until it is injected into a Bacterium. The 6 spider leg-looking things are tail fibers. Not all Bacteriophages have base plates and tail fibers.

 

 Bacteriophage Life Cycle:

uark.edu

uark.edu

Hmmm . . that’s a “life cycle”?

Sure looks like one.

 

 Beautiful, isn’t it?: 

msu.edu

msu.edu

 

That’s all very fascinating, but are they useful?

I mean are they REALLY useful.

Holy crap, are these things alive?

Seriously, are they ALIVE?

ACK! Kill it!

 

Viruses and Computers:

Viruses and the Event Horizon

How’d they do that?

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4 Comments

  1. acilius

     /  April 25, 2009

    Fascinating!

  2. acilius

     /  April 25, 2009

    Those images of computer virus infection patterns are really interesting. The red “Russian” one I stared at for a half a minute.

  3. acilius

     /  April 25, 2009

    Reading about the attempts to design a probiotic use for these organisms, I seem to hear a voice asking “What could possibly go wrong?”

  4. cymast

     /  April 25, 2009

    “What could possibly go wrong?”

    MUUUUHAHAHAHA!!

    Maybe large-scale “probiotic use” has been the Virus Agenda all along.

    Even in the actual electron photograph, it’s amazing how mechanical these things look.

    My fav “computer virus” image is the glowing blue sea anemone-looking phishing one.

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