Escherichia virus T4 Bacteriophage
The perfect predator, T4, terminates its prey. T4-bacteriophage may look like something out of a science fiction movie, but if you’re an E. coli bacteria, it is the stuff of your nightmares.
T4 has played important roles in a number of scientifically significant experiments. It has hobnobbed with Nobel-prize winning scientists, and has whispered some of the secrets of mutation-genetics to them. It has advanced our understanding of viral infection, and someday help to control pathogenic bacteria.