The Deadliest Being on Planet Earth - The Bacteriophage

  • Опубликовано: 13 май 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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    The Deadliest Being on Planet Earth - The Bacteriophage

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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  5 месяцев назад +6676

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    • Mostafa kamel
      Mostafa kamel 27 дней назад

      do phages kill good bacteria

    • I drink bleach
      I drink bleach 28 дней назад

      Can they kill immune cells?

    • Tim 74
      Tim 74 Месяц назад

      What if the fages become a danger to our cells?

    • Maskone
      Maskone Месяц назад

      Well it doesn't have any power to kill cancer but I'm glad it exists to kill those other bad diseases.

    • Vincent Agustin
      Vincent Agustin Месяц назад

      Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell . Can phages defeat cancer ?

  • Ger Felipe
    Ger Felipe 16 часов назад

    If it kills bacteria then can they kill cancer or nah?

  • Rafli Riansyah
    Rafli Riansyah 17 часов назад

    Ok now we have a weapon to defeat evil bacteria,but what about virus?

  • boris malik
    boris malik 18 часов назад

    4:50 is a reference to worms world party!

  • Dandi Cabana
    Dandi Cabana 18 часов назад

    Despacito spider has evolved and he will save us

  • Lenin
    Lenin 18 часов назад +1

    When the two most powerful things meet despacito and roblox

  • Lachelle9 Brews
    Lachelle9 Brews 18 часов назад

    fages or so ugly

  • The Pro Gamer Doge
    The Pro Gamer Doge 20 часов назад

    I leik the little war they had

  • Fartnut is Gae
    Fartnut is Gae 22 часа назад

    I love this so much, my schooling has taught me that viruses are worse than bacteria, now I now better. That makes Ebola an outlier right?

  • Bruno Senra
    Bruno Senra 22 часа назад

    Dat Wilhelm scream tho!

  • Gogo prody
    Gogo prody 22 часа назад

    2:35 that part when they mention deadliest beings on earth was us i was just shocked

  • Bearcat Ben
    Bearcat Ben 23 часа назад

    Drink isopropyl alchohol its way cheaper than bacteriophages

  • Your Friendly Neighborhood creeper

    Valve has nerfed phages too confusing for newer players

  • Fran Pe
    Fran Pe День назад

    4:58 haha time for retribution suckers!!
    5:05 say hello to ours little friends, dumbass.

  • Benjamin Jarrell
    Benjamin Jarrell День назад

    I hate living in the age where everything that has huge promise will take until the end of my lifetime to be approved.

  • Krypton Unlimited
    Krypton Unlimited День назад

    Hello ,I just wanted to say that your videos really help me learn and I really appreciate it😁

  • Zepher
    Zepher День назад

    I do have one big issue with this bacterial phage method of killing bacteria. One thing this video didn't mention is bacterial pages can make some bacteria more deadly to us. Clostridium Botulinum, aka the bacterial organism that causes Botulism is on its own completely harmless, however because of bacterial phages if we were to encounter a Clostridium botulinum that is undergoing lysogeny( viral dna that is spliced into the host dna so that the bacterial phage divides when the host divides) then it gains the ability to create the neurotoxin that causes botulism and is deadly to us. So because of these bacterial phages, a once harmless organism gained the ability to create the most powerful neurotoxin on the planet. This is just one example the only life cycle of the bacterial phage this video shows is lysis. But bacterial phages have 2 life cycles they can undergo. Lysis and Lysogeny. That is why pharmaceutical companies are skeptical

  • Houndoom Finder
    Houndoom Finder День назад

    But what a bacteria that we need in our bodies that get someplace they can harm us (E. Coli) , what do we do?

  • Ben Hellum
    Ben Hellum День назад

    This is a public service announcement telling us to stop abusing antibiotics! And that's a good thing!

  • Sir Isaac
    Sir Isaac День назад

    Let’s go phages

  • alexandru dumitru
    alexandru dumitru День назад

    if it sounds stupid, but it works...


  • Sophia's Channel
    Sophia's Channel День назад

    i feel sooo uncomfortable rigth now

  • jmckendry84
    jmckendry84 День назад

    Excellent "Worms" reference there. Good work!

  • Tyretes !
    Tyretes ! День назад

    so many things are likely to happen in 2050.

  • Ausra Budzyte
    Ausra Budzyte День назад

    Superbugs outbreak

  • raven copon
    raven copon День назад

    More importantntly does that include good bacteria??

  • de gekkoboy
    de gekkoboy День назад +2

    Those things look like something from steven universe

  • Lucariolu 48
    Lucariolu 48 День назад

    5:18 Aww so cute this little white jumping killers :3

  • Christian Owen Abuel
    Christian Owen Abuel День назад

    Ha! Take that evil bacteria

  • Jalene Evangelista
    Jalene Evangelista День назад

    What if phages will have a human version in cells at work

  • Brendon Gong
    Brendon Gong День назад

    Can virus infect viruses tho

  • Rigel
    Rigel День назад

    But how do we kill phages tho? 🤔🤔🤔

  • Thomas Strunk
    Thomas Strunk 2 дня назад

    wait this video was sponsored by the Bill Gates foundation?

  • LucasRPDJ
    LucasRPDJ 2 дня назад

    Why these viruses look like the phantom ruby?

  • Nelson Keojampa
    Nelson Keojampa 2 дня назад


  • Ugandan Sans
    Ugandan Sans 2 дня назад

    DA NEW KING OF UGANDAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • John Driscoll
    John Driscoll 2 дня назад

    The Worms Armageddon reference was much appreciated.

  • Bill Cipher
    Bill Cipher 2 дня назад

    The bacteriophage looks like a gem injector from Steven Universe

  • SirCancer Alot
    SirCancer Alot 2 дня назад


  • Dar iel
    Dar iel 2 дня назад

    how will it get out

  • Arch Angel
    Arch Angel 2 дня назад


  • 신지훈
    신지훈 2 дня назад

    여기서 한국인 나밖에 없나?

  • Zaphods BlueCar
    Zaphods BlueCar 2 дня назад

    The Russians were well ahead in bacteriophage research before the fall of communism killed research funding...

  • Random Person.
    Random Person. 2 дня назад

    I seriously thought that this was the Infographics Show-

  • GrapeTube 486
    GrapeTube 486 2 дня назад

    Why are they pink?

  • Dark Rex
    Dark Rex 2 дня назад

    i brought this video to my teacher and he used it to explain bacteriophage in class

  • Mn384
    Mn384 2 дня назад

    I remember studying this in biology class. This video sums it up very well

  • Julian Medina
    Julian Medina 3 дня назад

    Hi I know that this video has a long time uplouded, I am going to do a video for a school project of the fage, where did you got this information

  • Oakazz
    Oakazz 3 дня назад

    this great, I can't swallow pills so i can have these injected soon in a couple years if I'm sick

  • Yung and Hung
    Yung and Hung 3 дня назад

    bacteriophage look like they were created by aliens, and are a secret microbot controlling our planet.

  • NoFriction -Fortnite
    NoFriction -Fortnite 3 дня назад

    Im 11 in 2018 so id only live up 43? :(

  • W.D Barial
    W.D Barial 3 дня назад

    *Dr. H.M. Phage will see you now. (Anyone who gets this reference is amazing)

  • Chris Eade
    Chris Eade 3 дня назад

    I almost cried don't no why?

  • Joshua Verches
    Joshua Verches 3 дня назад

    Can't they kill good bacteria too?

  • Michael Tran
    Michael Tran 3 дня назад

    What if phases evolve to kill us

  • Diamon Dragon
    Diamon Dragon 3 дня назад

    ⓣⓗⓔ ⓒⓐⓚⓔ ⓘⓢ ⓝⓞⓣ ⓐ ⓛⓘⓔ !!

  • Long Trần Bảo
    Long Trần Bảo 3 дня назад

    Good video

  • ✨ kat✨
    ✨ kat✨ 3 дня назад

    it's almost halloween and this is the spookiest thing i've watched so far hahaha

    MADOG 3 дня назад

    We pumped phages in our body because we were getting desperate we screwed up

  • Steve Tate
    Steve Tate 3 дня назад

    We screwed up everyone

  • tottalynotmagpie
    tottalynotmagpie 3 дня назад

    when i grow up i wanna be a bacteriophage!

  • Harshit Ms
    Harshit Ms 4 дня назад

    Can someone say where can I get that background score @2:39

  • Flawed
    Flawed 4 дня назад

    So basically bacteriophages rape their enemies to death on a scale that's incomprehensible?

  • Harshit Ms
    Harshit Ms 4 дня назад

    2.39 music was really good

  • Plush and more
    Plush and more 4 дня назад

    Would a phage be able to kill cancer?

  • Pleasure Tek
    Pleasure Tek 4 дня назад

    All hail the viral overlords of the vacuum. Blessed be the mutations they may bring to your inhabitants.

  • Taehyung's Smile
    Taehyung's Smile 4 дня назад

    Do you think Phages could cure Ebola?

  • Toasted machine
    Toasted machine 4 дня назад

    I remember these from Jimmy neutron

  • Dark Emperor
    Dark Emperor 4 дня назад

    5:14 war time !!!

  • wow im trash
    wow im trash 4 дня назад

    hey its those things from steven universe

  • Nihal Ar
    Nihal Ar 4 дня назад

    But wouldn't phage evolve to attack humans?

  • Марк Штаркман
    Марк Штаркман 4 дня назад

    Woooow, a natural 20 at bacteria destruction! (you see, the top of a phage looks like a d20)

  • Johann Inong
    Johann Inong 4 дня назад

    Antibiotics are made of good bacteria. Am i right?

  • Władca Wymiaru
    Władca Wymiaru 4 дня назад

    Oh man, wish out immune system was able to produce antibodies-phages!
    P.S. OH SHIT! We put bacterias in cross-fire!

  • Just James
    Just James 4 дня назад

    Ey boi that's just a microcreeper...

  • peganoske
    peganoske 4 дня назад

    I'm at easy now: because our cells evolves way too slower than bacteria it means at some point it will be easier for bacteriophages to evolve methods to attack our cells than to win against mutated bacteria.
    And finally there will be the New Black Death.
    And then, maybe, the New Renaissance.
    Yep. It's good.

  • Thegamingavatar 10000
    Thegamingavatar 10000 4 дня назад


  • Crazywaffle5150
    Crazywaffle5150 4 дня назад

    Viruses are not predators. They don't "seek" out hosts. They just "fall into them by random". They are not alive. They also have no means of moving around. They bounce around randomly like dust.

  • [Gōdłÿ] Źâç
    [Gōdłÿ] Źâç 4 дня назад

    “Micro war”

  • David Hargrave
    David Hargrave 4 дня назад

    Awesome name for a band!

  • Kuckoo
    Kuckoo 5 дней назад +7

    The most difficult part about telling people about phages is changing their perceptions. Most automatically think "bad" or "evil" whenever they hear the word "virus". When, in fact, as with bacteria, there are good ones as well as bad ones. Education is key.

  • Awesomefoodz Gaming
    Awesomefoodz Gaming 5 дней назад +1

    I guess killer beings such as us and bactiophage get along...

  • The one who sucks
    The one who sucks 5 дней назад

    If we inject them into us and they kill all the bacteria, wouldn’t they try to evolve and find ways to kill our cells?

  • John Wu
    John Wu 5 дней назад

    Phages look like microscopic Protoss units

  • InfiniteBlue
    InfiniteBlue 5 дней назад

    This makes me smile knowing these little diamond heads will save us lol

  • Charles Phipp
    Charles Phipp 5 дней назад

    I mean 30

  • Charles Phipp
    Charles Phipp 5 дней назад

    I was don’t want to know I will die in 60 years

  • Charles Phipp
    Charles Phipp 5 дней назад

    I thought this was for chlildren

  • Nadiel101 :3
    Nadiel101 :3 5 дней назад +2

    I just got this random thing in my head when I saw this
    I think it should be a game called phage vs super bacteria

  • Vojta Jozek
    Vojta Jozek 5 дней назад

    This is very good series better than others

  • Esteban Gonzalez
    Esteban Gonzalez 5 дней назад

    What happens If the virus mutates an begins to infect us Lol

  • Kanikorn Pongsates
    Kanikorn Pongsates 5 дней назад

    so is good or bed?

  • Box Girl
    Box Girl 5 дней назад

    "We still might be able to win" "INGECT MORE"

  • m i n e
    m i n e 5 дней назад

    I believe in 2050, we will be about ten times stronger than phages

  • chinnu bannu
    chinnu bannu 5 дней назад

    They are not harming US they kill harmful

  • David Steel
    David Steel 5 дней назад

    A big problem is that pharmaceutical companies would find it more difficult to profit from these because intellectual property around infection-specific phages is not as straight-forward as antibiotics. I'm not sure if this would therefore be the right place for government-funded development instead.

  • dragoknight 0508
    dragoknight 0508 5 дней назад

    Oh yes so very good i shall call the army of phages HAIL HYDRA!!!!!!!

  • Tobi /Obito Uchiha
    Tobi /Obito Uchiha 5 дней назад

    *world war cells*

  • Cat Courageous
    Cat Courageous 5 дней назад

    I bet my friend is like, OMG SHES WATCHING A VIDEO ABOUT ME

  • MeMeLord
    MeMeLord 5 дней назад