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  Месяц назад +5787

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    • The fpslen09
      The fpslen09 День назад

      Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell
      Yeah Its looks cool Than mine! Nice Art dude

    • Дмитрий Мордовин
      Дмитрий Мордовин 4 дня назад

      Well, wouldn't some phages evolve to eliminate "good bacterias?" Because right after killing bad bacterias they have nothing to eat, so they'll try to eat other microorganisms, which could be much worse.

    • Dawson Helf
      Dawson Helf 6 дней назад

      HA! They're like viruses, except they aren't generalists, Oh! Is it possible to modify Bacteriophages to target other viruses(If that's even possible)?

    • Unity Cube
      Unity Cube 10 дней назад

      Where are you from man? Germany? because of Kurzgesagt?

  • Student Gary Smith
    Student Gary Smith 6 часов назад

    Wait a minute it's more complication that, viruses evolve to (brings out the huge amounts of guns)

  • Niclaus Franklin
    Niclaus Franklin 7 часов назад

    "If you'd like to support *'K E U T Z G E S A C K T'-"*
    I almost died trying to repeat that

  • Manuel Camacho
    Manuel Camacho 8 часов назад

    and more

  • Manuel Camacho
    Manuel Camacho 8 часов назад

    we should prepare for the bacteriophages infection because they can evolve
    and they can evolve to kill human cells

  • Thesaurus Rex
    Thesaurus Rex 9 часов назад

    There is, of course, the risk of a phage developing a "taste" for human cells, since if their "prey" goes extinct within a human body, it will either die out or evolve to target another kind of cell. It's unlikely, but since we're talking about an...entity? (organism would be inappropriate here) that exists in such massive numbers, the margin for mutation is much higher than even among bacteria. They're still quite a good option, but they do pose a potential risk.

  • Super_
    Super_ 10 часов назад

    Quarantine Circular anyone?

  • Spicy Onionz
    Spicy Onionz 10 часов назад

    I wonder if when people get to Mars the MicroOrganisns in us are going to make their path to live somehow in Mars either...

  • Spicy Onionz
    Spicy Onionz 10 часов назад

    Evolution is just great
    Not talking that the Fages may kill us easily in the future,but how everything changes to match their enemies...

  • Kazumi Minako
    Kazumi Minako 12 часов назад

    Wouldn't matter if we had a cure though, because then the 1% will make it incredibly expensive. Capitalism and greed in this day and age are more deadly than any virus.

  • Necroticus
    Necroticus 12 часов назад

    Its good to know something can be done since the age of antibiotics is almost over. I say that and people always say I am being ridiculous. But here's a thought, if you have ever worked in a hospital setting, the likely hood you have some form of MSRA in your body is nearly 100%. And a man in India already lost a leg to a pan IMMUNE bacteria infection. Pan immune means immune to ALL antibiotics. That is scary as hell.

  • SusanL Brown
    SusanL Brown 15 часов назад


  • Archie
    Archie 20 часов назад

    But what if the phages turn on US?

  • Ruchika Arora
    Ruchika Arora 20 часов назад

    How to pronuonce your channel name .... Please provide a video

  • Raggedy Exynos
    Raggedy Exynos 20 часов назад

    Government conspiracy

  • YaBoiGaming
    YaBoiGaming 21 час назад

    Genetic info = phage sperm

  • twin sworldblade
    twin sworldblade 21 час назад

    It sound great to be make use to good game develope

  • ThefriendlyDoc IPT
    ThefriendlyDoc IPT 21 час назад

    Arent they killed by the imun system?

  • FotoschoPro
    FotoschoPro 23 часа назад +1

    Finally some big media attention!
    I've been talking about phages for years, in fact in east Europe they are being used already but they seem to just never get approved in the west.

  • Mr Caesar
    Mr Caesar День назад

    We don't have a cure for viruses AKA Phage. It seems to me like we'll be creating a new AIDS virus.
    Sounds like a bad idea..

  • DJdaSnake
    DJdaSnake День назад

    Well what are you waiting for. Inject us with those phages

  • Daniel Roy
    Daniel Roy День назад

    Lol of course humans are looking at a new creature that might if proven effect will spread faster then light get's sucked into a black hole till they're no more prey 2 feed upon and we have spread a version of bacteria! Lol well this will buy us time hopefully we have a way 2 deal with them in the future

  • legolas 7400
    legolas 7400 День назад

    AMAZING!!!! I had no idea that phages can become our ally against bacteria!!!

  • Wettoson
    Wettoson День назад

    Superbug: Haha! Nothing can stop me now!
    Phages: Hold our beers

  • Kaiju Sauro Animations
    Kaiju Sauro Animations День назад


  • Totally Barack Obama
    Totally Barack Obama День назад

    Virus' fucking looks like a robot...hmm...what if...

  • I need Subscribers and likes pls
    I need Subscribers and likes pls День назад

    great animation

  • Bence Sárosi
    Bence Sárosi День назад

    This left me wondering if such organisms could be genetically engineered so that they attack tumor cells...

    • Mismis315
      Mismis315 19 часов назад

      Bence Sárosi and yes there are other type of viruses, what about it?

    • Mismis315
      Mismis315 19 часов назад

      Bence Sárosi If you want them to attack tumor cells it would also attack your healthy cells, you don't want that.

    • Bence Sárosi
      Bence Sárosi 21 час назад

      Mismis315 Wait a moment. Bacteria are cells too. I know 'phages attack bacteria, but there are other types of viruses too.

    • Mismis315
      Mismis315 22 часа назад

      Cells are imune to phages, and cancer cells are our cells

  • Vince Pajarillo
    Vince Pajarillo День назад

    The Only Way To Kill A Deadly Virus Is With The Help Of A Deadly Virus *Quote* Vince

  • The Cheify Studios
    The Cheify Studios День назад

    The more you know.

  • Julie Thompson
    Julie Thompson День назад

    We wanted to inject them. Yeah. We screwed up by finding the cure for all.

  • Abhiram Shaji
    Abhiram Shaji День назад

    Oh you mean the vaccine?

    • Mismis315
      Mismis315 22 часа назад

      Vaccine is used by the goverment to make us pay more

  • FreshlyPositive
    FreshlyPositive День назад

    if the phages evolve further.........would it be able to kill humans too?

  • Simao Townshend
    Simao Townshend День назад

    What happens if the phages become so evolved they can infect humen cells?

  • The fpslen09
    The fpslen09 День назад


  • ahmet şakar
    ahmet şakar День назад

    If we are able to use viruses to kill bacteria, can we also get rid of them in cancer cells with a customized virus type?

  • Adin Mujkic
    Adin Mujkic День назад


  • hi there
    hi there День назад

    *HAHAHA* the Worms refrence!

  • vishmaster09
    vishmaster09 День назад +1

    Probably need more research to find out if phages evolve to killing us instead. Wiping out all the bacteria they need something else to kill

    • Z Zs
      Z Zs День назад

      It is unlikely, since for millions of years, it never came up for them to infect anything else then bacteria. However, we might develop some superphages that kills all kinds of bacteria, and seeing how important those are for life on earth (Not to mention our own symbiotic bacteria.), it could lead to an unparalleled disaster.

  • Alif Mahardhika Putra
    Alif Mahardhika Putra 2 дня назад

    Wait, hold on a sec... He said that bacteria evolve and same as the phages. Isn't that make the phages even stronger to pass our body immunity?

  • Angela Loh
    Angela Loh 2 дня назад

    Can phages cure cancer then?

  • aaron hunter
    aaron hunter 2 дня назад

    When me or my family get that sick I asking for phage

  • TheMelopeus
    TheMelopeus 2 дня назад

    Fages are used in other parts of the world...

  • Konsta Parkkonen
    Konsta Parkkonen 2 дня назад

    But wouldnt phages evolve to kill humans

  • Leo Juggy
    Leo Juggy 2 дня назад

    well i hope there will be more ways then having to be injected with them xD

  • Joshua Griffiths
    Joshua Griffiths 2 дня назад

    So to stay alive I need to inject little spider men into me? Oh no

  • Agamer 2139
    Agamer 2139 2 дня назад

    Wait but if it starts to kill good cells because it killed all the bad ones

    • Alysa Seah
      Alysa Seah 2 дня назад

      Agamer 2139 Phages only target one specific bacteria. Once all of its hosts are gone, the phages will automatically die.

  • Danny Dorito
    Danny Dorito 2 дня назад

    This that shit from jimmy neutron

  • Win98 Is The Best
    Win98 Is The Best 2 дня назад

    RUclip Poop is horrible

  • Sathya Thava
    Sathya Thava 2 дня назад

    Aliens confirmed!

  • Collin Kappa
    Collin Kappa 2 дня назад

    In my next league ranked game i will build 6 phages in honor of this saviour and this video.

  • KrimzonFlame
    KrimzonFlame 2 дня назад

    Phage: hello (you will need to press read more)
    Bacteria: oh hi
    Phage: do you mind if i clone myself in you?
    Bacteria: ok
    *Phage starts injecting itself in bacteria*
    Bacteria: who are you again?
    Phage: a phage
    Bacteria: oh ok WAIT WHA- *boom*
    Phage: got em

  • The_White_Witch hates life
    The_White_Witch hates life 2 дня назад

    I'm allergic to several antibiotics

  • TheLast MistWolf
    TheLast MistWolf 2 дня назад

    (Im Alergic!)

  • Roope Huhtala
    Roope Huhtala 2 дня назад

    But what if these phages evolve to be able to kill human cells too? Scary.. But would the cells evolve too? I don't know..

  • anri gamer
    anri gamer 2 дня назад

    dude if they kill virus than that means good cuz bacteria wil gets out of our skin

  • Atomic_Storm
    Atomic_Storm 2 дня назад

    Nobody talks about the real
    Cold War....
    The bacteria-phage war.

  • gay robots
    gay robots 2 дня назад

    They look like the drills from the kindergarten in Steven Universe

  • draven RR
    draven RR 2 дня назад

    I bet aliens invente phages to help life survive against bacteria, helping us become more advanced and evolve into intelligent creatures. maybe thats what aliens use, they dont need anything, no medications, they just naturally fight off against any sickness. (by aliens i also mean any other living thing from our past that evolve much faster than we did.) (just having fun coming up with theories, dont take me seriously.)

  • 10000 subs without vids
    10000 subs without vids 2 дня назад

    So are they good or bad?

  • Enas EL halawany
    Enas EL halawany 2 дня назад

    could you please add a text for what you said ???
    sorry but im not good enough at english.

  • Goofball 2010
    Goofball 2010 2 дня назад

    Most OP duo humans and phages.

  • bigdaddylongjohns
    bigdaddylongjohns 2 дня назад

    i am proud to be a sponsor on patreon. Keep up the good work!

  • Abdullah Zaman
    Abdullah Zaman 2 дня назад

    Then phages will attack human cells .

  • AmyGaga 420
    AmyGaga 420 2 дня назад

    i like phages

  • Cody Greenland
    Cody Greenland 3 дня назад

    Its like a strategy game...
    Human is enemy of bacteria
    Human trains Phage to counter bacteria

  • GlitchJedi
    GlitchJedi 3 дня назад

    What if antibiotics are made with part phage?


  • Pretzel A31
    Pretzel A31 3 дня назад

    But what if phages evolve to kill us

  • Ashvin Pandurangi
    Ashvin Pandurangi 3 дня назад

    Did you forgot about the phages eventually evolving to attack human cells when they need more energy.

  • Funneh Fans Potato
    Funneh Fans Potato 3 дня назад

    Realease the PHAGES

  • Ana Carrasco
    Ana Carrasco 3 дня назад


  • Ana Carrasco
    Ana Carrasco 3 дня назад

    Man after watching this i feel dumb. (, _ ,)

  • the fake pewdipie
    the fake pewdipie 3 дня назад

    look like robot

  • Swordofswordom
    Swordofswordom 3 дня назад

    Sure, probably ain't the weirdest thing we've done. x)

  • itzDerpDude
    itzDerpDude 3 дня назад

    So what if they evolve to kill human cells?

  • Rogue Operation
    Rogue Operation 3 дня назад

    What if the pages evolve to kill human cells.

  • Vicky Vera
    Vicky Vera 3 дня назад

    Hi, I would like to know where you found the clinical case?

  • Eric Pabon
    Eric Pabon 3 дня назад

    If the Gates are involved, it will be used to kill the humans first.🤣🤣🤣

  • Exzetro
    Exzetro 3 дня назад +1

    I see but could someone please awnser this question?: When the phages are being injected to to the the body they kill the virus, but what do they do next? you said that phages need a home wich is a bacteria and humans have millions trillions billions quadrillions bacteria, can someone explain pls?

  • The YouTube Station
    The YouTube Station 3 дня назад

    Me: Can I have phages plz
    Doctor: but they are the deadlyest thang on earth
    Me: but they don't kill humans
    Doctor: ok
    One hour later
    Doctor: woops I accidentally put in Ebola insted

    IGNITE 3 дня назад

    Where can i find sources for this info? I think it's super interessting and would be very good for the future but i would appreciate some decent sources for the facts =)

  • yea boi
    yea boi 3 дня назад

    time to cure cancer bois

  • Bob Malone
    Bob Malone 3 дня назад

    NATURAL 20!! What does it give me then? *Death* .

    NOUSHAD K.K 3 дня назад

    give a good round of applause to phages

  • Autergame
    Autergame 3 дня назад

    steven universe?

  • Soul Singer
    Soul Singer 3 дня назад

    “...injecting the deadliest thing in the world Into our body...” THAT SOUNDS PRETTY F***** UP

  • Saalar Ahmad
    Saalar Ahmad 3 дня назад

    I can imagine a movie based on this. no humans, no voiceover nothing. Just showing how it kills other bacteria etc and at end of the movie the big reveal would be that they are the size of our cells (metaphorically speaking)

  • atu veet
    atu veet 3 дня назад

    but what if the phages get erased by the immune system?

  • jay C Perez
    jay C Perez 3 дня назад

    I bet thats dengvaxia😂

  • the SL Tomato
    the SL Tomato 3 дня назад

    This made me tear up a bit, also, is it possible for phages to develop resistance against cas9?

    Jacob NONEOFYOURBUSSINESS 3 дня назад

    No it’s *Chuck Norris.*

  • gobxxx
    gobxxx 3 дня назад

    God bless the phage.

  • baptiste riviere
    baptiste riviere 4 дня назад

    would portion bond pnigvk heavy disappointed transformation observation market mine possibly nature easily origin.

  • Sopho Nax
    Sopho Nax 4 дня назад

    Brilliant video.
    Should be used in biology classes, too many teachers didn't keep up with the research of the last 20 years and spread nonsense about these issues.

  • Henrique Nunes
    Henrique Nunes 4 дня назад

    I absolutely love the art and how didactic this is. Especially the Worms reference, got me a good laugh.

  • Herculean
    Herculean 4 дня назад

    If we were to create a nano-bots the bacteriophage is already a perfect reference for a successful being.

  • arus12 creepyboy
    arus12 creepyboy 4 дня назад

    Phages: Delet this

  • Jake Hernandez
    Jake Hernandez 4 дня назад

    Good bacteria or bad bacteria they kill?

  • EdwinPWNZ
    EdwinPWNZ 4 дня назад

    These little fuckers were on jimmy neutron

  • Luthfi Nurpratama
    Luthfi Nurpratama 4 дня назад +2

    Human: Problem?
    Phage: Oh sorry.