The Deadliest Being on Planet Earth – The Bacteriophage

  • Published: 13 May 2018
  • A war has been raging for billions of years, killing trillions every single day, while we don’t even notice. This war involves the single deadliest being on our planet: The Bacteriophage.

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    • E Dab
      E Dab  5 days back

      Make a video about Rabies

    • nikon12x42
      nikon12x42  2 weeks back

      @Cloud Heaven thats what im explaining - a single cell structure such as a virus liek "bacteriophage" is claimed to be, woudl not, by definition develop "leg like fibres" which it uses to attach to a cell wall.

    • Cloud Heaven
      Cloud Heaven  2 weeks back

      @nikon12x42 And you claimed they can't develop leg like structure. I said I wasn't sure but you said it like you where mister know it all.

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    The deadliest entity on earth is our friend? *Nice!*

    • i love hentai
      i love hentai  3 hours back

      Phage: so you have choosen *DEATH*

      • Dwayne Kirnete
        Dwayne Kirnete  4 hours back

        I hate playgendary

        • 24 Ferry เลิศมงคลโรจน์

          The one that dis like are bacterias

          • hyp
            hyp  9 hours back

            Im about to end am i a joke to hold my beer has entered the chat

            • potato vlogz
              potato vlogz  10 hours back

              Superbug:immune to Ur puny weapons
              Phage:hold my beer

              • Krox Kevin
                Krox Kevin  12 hours back

                is weird that this has been financed by the foundation that plans to control the growth of the population ...

                • Pigeon
                  Pigeon  13 hours back

                  My brain was a phage while watching this
                  Im not too smart

                  • Vincent Alley
                    Vincent Alley  15 hours back

                    The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

                    • Maxxine DeOcampo
                      Maxxine DeOcampo  15 hours back

                      Shouldn't we make a antibiotic with phages in it? It would be like a mega vaccination.

                      • Mr. KiWi
                        Mr. KiWi  15 hours back

                        Bacteria:**is immune to antibiotics**

                        Humans to phages:you're the last one complete the mission

                        • Jordan Rudnick
                          Jordan Rudnick  18 hours back

                          phages can't effect or target humans, but viruses that effect humans can, and both are particularly good at horizontal gene transfer

                          • MsGreenlamp
                            MsGreenlamp  19 hours back

                            Evolved bacterias? What a threatening encounter. Guess we have to roll a dice and hope for the best.

                            • Tormentagamer 777
                              Tormentagamer 777  20 hours back

                              Is a creeper

                              • Nathaniel Remotigue
                                Nathaniel Remotigue  20 hours back

                                LET THEM FIGHT!

                                • Sour Lemon Dude
                                  Sour Lemon Dude  21 hours back

                                  *Anti vaxxers see's this video*
                                  Anti vaxxers: stop spreading fake news!

                                  • my name is not weird
                                    my name is not weird  23 hours back

                                    Is the intro inspired by infinity war's intro

                                    • ilmu011
                                      ilmu011  1 days back

                                      Hold on, what about phages that are specialized to kill bacteria which are good for our body? Wouldn't they be dangerous?

                                      • ilmu011
                                        ilmu011  17 hours back

                                        @Tran Nhat Hien Well, I should have thought of that. Antibiotics do that as well after all.

                                      • Tran Nhat Hien
                                        Tran Nhat Hien  17 hours back

                                        @ilmu011 as i said, worth it. Without bacteriophage you wouldn't even survive to care about those good bacteria

                                      • ilmu011
                                        ilmu011  18 hours back

                                        @Tran Nhat Hien Maybe a malicious bacteria is a close relative to a species that is good for us?

                                      • Tran Nhat Hien
                                        Tran Nhat Hien  18 hours back

                                        Yes but who would dumb enough to inject them into their own body. Beside, losing some good bacteria to kill superbugs utterly worth it.

                                    • mg juju
                                      mg juju  1 days back

                                      white blood cells: stfu ur hiring a virus to do our job

                                      • Rainbowknife Gamer63
                                        Rainbowknife Gamer63  1 days back

                                        Who would win

                                        Millions of deadly bacteria or 1 tiny boy

                                        • Games Android
                                          Games Android  2 days back

                                          Of where the HELL have come ALL these deslikes?! What the FUCK Man...😂

                                          • Some Pig
                                            Some Pig  2 days back

                                            So phages and bacteria are playing a awesome Strategic war game and we got no part in seeing?

                                            • Mark Schofield
                                              Mark Schofield  2 days back

                                              Of course Big Pharma isn't going to pick up something that is actively going to treat and/or cure most medical issues. They thrive off of us being sick. If we make something that cures us, they lose money and may eventually go bankrupt.

                                              • RP-MUSTAFA
                                                RP-MUSTAFA  2 days back


                                                • Gap
                                                  Gap  2 days back

                                                  Big Pharma says no because they like money.

                                                  • Gaster_47952
                                                    Gaster_47952  2 days back

                                                    4:58 Well yes,but actually no.

                                                    • Commingle
                                                      Commingle  2 days back

                                                      wilhelm scream 5:11

                                                      • Ajiz
                                                        Ajiz  2 days back

                                                        "LET THE GLORIOUS SYMBIOSIS COMMENCE" "MUHSHAHAHA"

                                                        • Ian McDougall
                                                          Ian McDougall  2 days back

                                                          Shoulda used phages, instead you took ages

                                                          • Darpan Singh
                                                            Darpan Singh  2 days back

                                                            What if viruses start evolving themselves to target human cells? Well HIV is pretty famous virus which does affect humans...

                                                            • be good
                                                              be good  2 days back

                                                              Bacteriophage: exist
                                                              Human body:
                                                              *I SEE THIS IS AVENGERS LEVEL THREAT*

                                                              • Cheeto
                                                                Cheeto  2 days back

                                                                *Plague Inc theme stops*

                                                                • UnꝁnowablèSlash
                                                                  UnꝁnowablèSlash  2 days back


                                                                  • DragonicGames
                                                                    DragonicGames  2 days back

                                                                    So basically, the deadliest organism on the planet has a D20 for a head

                                                                    • Andrew Will
                                                                      Andrew Will  2 days back

                                                                      Sounds like those nanobots Will arrive sooner than we think

                                                                      • Ck Wong
                                                                        Ck Wong  2 days back

                                                                        How do you create a video like this?

                                                                        • DuythePlayer
                                                                          DuythePlayer  2 days back

                                                                          I like that cute arms race

                                                                          • Hayden head
                                                                            Hayden head  2 days back

                                                                            sources? only because i am interested and want to know more.

                                                                            • Student-Noah Ishikawa
                                                                              Student-Noah Ishikawa  2 days back


                                                                              • KLUH NAHGOH
                                                                                KLUH NAHGOH  2 days back

                                                                                Nice worms reference

                                                                                • Autorefr3sh
                                                                                  Autorefr3sh  2 days back

                                                                                  Im surprised to see no mention about the reference of the game worms at all..

                                                                                  • John Jackson
                                                                                    John Jackson  2 days back

                                                                                    These are the things in Jimmy Neutron when they had to go into Carl’s body

                                                                                    • Народный Кэзя

                                                                                      All i can say, thank you phage!

                                                                                      • BaioWithMayo
                                                                                        BaioWithMayo  2 days back

                                                                                        So people are stupid and have brought superbugs upon us all, and now we will have to inject the deadliest thing in the world into us to stop it... yeah humanity this is why aliens wont take us seriously

                                                                                        • Luis Mosca Pacheco
                                                                                          Luis Mosca Pacheco  3 days back

                                                                                          Why can't we become immune to bacteria??

                                                                                          • Hat Kid
                                                                                            Hat Kid  3 days back

                                                                                            CAN I PLEASE SLEEP!

                                                                                            • Legend 27
                                                                                              Legend 27  3 days back

                                                                                              The enemy of our enemy is our friend.