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T4 (T4-Bacteriophage)

The perfect predator, T4 terminates its prey.

  • Fun gag gift for science buffs
  • A unique addition to any plush toy collection
  • Fun Facts

  • They’re being used as an alternative to antibiotics in treating human bacterial infections, in a process called phage therapy. Phage therapy has an advantage over antibiotics because bacteria haven’t developed resistance to it like they have to antibiotics.
  • T4 is about 120 x 86 nanometers. That’s six thousand times smaller than a grain of coffee!
  • Bacteriophages were used to treat bacterial infections, like gangrene and dysentery, during World War II. That’s even earlier than antibiotics!
  • Product Features

  • Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size! 5-8"
  • Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.
  • Each plush microbe includes a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe or cell.
  • Every product meets or exceeds U.S. and European standards for safety. For ages 3 and up.
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