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T4 phage - "A bacteriophage (informally, phage) is a virus that infects and replicates within bacteria. The term is derived from 'bacteria' and the Greek φαγεῖν phagein "to devour". Bacteriophage are composed of proteins that encapsulate a DNA or RNA genome, and may have relatively simple or elaborate structures." - photo: Purdue University and Seyet LLC text: wikipedia

A T4 bacteriophage virus injects DNA into a cell. Amazing.

A few good viruses - Cosmos Magazine

Why in Darwin's good, green Earth some people still need to psychotically cling to long time obsolete imaginary friends, when reality is so immensely fascinating? - Micrograph of a T4 bacteriophage virus. These peculiar bug-like one infects (and consumes) bacteria.

T-bacteriophages chomping on E. coli [69000x magnification]

T4 phages on the surface of an Escherichia coli bacterium

T2 bacteriophage virus (seen in orange) attacking an Escherichia coli bacterium. Each phage consists of a large, DNA-containing head and a tail composed of a tube-like central sheath with several fibres.

Fuck Yeah Molecular Biology

Diatom. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the Arachnoidiscus sp. diatom

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the parasitic powdery mildew Erysiphe sp. on the stalk of a plant. The orange needle-like structures are thorns on the surface of the stalk. Hyphae (grey) are the tangled filaments that form the fungal colony. Rising up from the hyphae are asexual spore-bearing structures called conidiophores. Powdery mildew is so-called because of the numerous white spores it produces. It is an agricultural pest, which parasitizes leaves of grasses.

This is what causes a "red tide" - A particular type of Dinoflagellate. When looking under a regular microscope this is infact red, not blue...

Surface of an EPROM (erasable programable read-only memory) silicone microchip. x4500 magnification From Microcosmos by Brandon Broll #Microcosmos #Brandon #Broll

Human fingertip surface showing fingerprint ridges and sweat droplets.

Lyngbya. The rope-like coils of these filamentous cyanobacteria, found in a New England salt marsh, are created when many disc-shaped cells join end-to-end. Cyanobacteria, which use photosynthesis to produce oxygen, are the oldest known forms of life on Earth. They appeared in the fossil record over three billion years ago and laid the biological groundwork for today's plants. Photo by David Patterson