Best of Los Thunderlads

Meet Your Makers

2009/04/24
Published

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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