Watch how this robotic-like T7 virus infects a cell

If there was any doubt that viruses are basically microscopic machines, let this recreation of a T7 bacteriophage infecting an ecoli cell put those reservations to rest. In this animated video, the virus can be seen unfolding its six phage tail fibers as it latches on to an unsuspecting bacterium. Once stable and… » 1/11/13 2:00pm 1/11/13 2:00pm