Where is Giant Microbes located?

Where is Giant Microbes located?


Founded 2002
Founder Drew Oliver
Headquarters Stamford, Connecticut
Products designer plush stuffed toys
Website http://www.giantmicrobes.com/

How long does Giant Microbes take to ship?

All US domestic orders are shipped from Whitestown, IN. You may choose Ground, Two Day, Overnight, or First Class Mail (which generally arrives within 5-10 days) on our checkout page. For non-US orders average shipping time via US International Mail is 2-4 weeks, depending on customs.

Are phages harmful to humans?

Phages multiply and increase in number by themselves during treatment (only one dose may be needed). They only slightly disturb normal “good” bacteria in the body. Phages are natural and easy to find. They are not harmful (toxic) to the body.

Can phages infect humans?

In primary bacteriophage infection, humans are directly infected by free lytic phages or by prophages that become free virions following lysogenic induction after entry into the gut [12].

How t2 phage virus is harmful for human body?

When the phage infects a new bacterium, it introduces the original host bacterium’s DNA into the new bacterium. In this way, phages can introduce a gene that is harmful to humans (e.g., an antibiotic resistance gene or a toxin) from one bacterium to another.

Do we have phages in our body?

Phages colonize all niches of the body, including the skin, oral cavity, lungs, gut, and urinary tract. As such our bodies are frequently and continuously exposed to diverse collections of phages.

Is there a vaccine for T7 virus?

T7 phage may be potentially useful as a delivery vector for DNA vaccine transfer. The surface display capability of T7 phage also enlarge the use in vaccine design, for it can surface display antigen epitope and carry DNA vaccine within one particles.

Is there a vaccine for Zika?

There is no specific medicine or vaccine for Zika virus.

What does T7 do?

T7 RNA polymerase is a very active enzyme: it synthesizes RNA at a rate several times that of E. coli RNA polymerase and it terminates transcription less frequently; in fact, its transcription can circumnavigate a plasmid, resulting in RNA several times the plasmid length in size.

How does T7 RNA polymerase work?

Thermo Scientific Bacteriophage T7 RNA polymerase is a DNA-dependent RNA polymerase with strict specificity for its respective double-stranded promoters. It catalyzes the 5’→3′ synthesis of RNA on either single-stranded DNA or double-stranded DNA downstream from it promoter.

Does T7 contain DNA or RNA?

Bacteriophage T7 RNA Polymerase is a DNA-dependent RNA polymerase that is highly specific for the T7 phage promoters.

How accurate is RNA polymerase?

Accuracy. As you might expect, RNA polymerase needs to be accurate in its copying of genetic information. To improve its accuracy, it performs a simple proofreading step as it builds an RNA strand. Overall, RNA polymerase makes an error about once in 10,000 nucleotides added, or about once per RNA strand created.

Where is RNA polymerase located?


Where is RNA polymerase used?

RNA polymerase vs DNA polymerase

Comparison RNA Polymerase
Purpose To make RNA copies of genes
Time of occurrence Used in transcription during G phase(s)
Primer Not required for transcription
Base pairs used to synthesize product Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine and Uracil

Is RNA polymerase needed for translation?

The process of translation can be seen as the decoding of instructions for making proteins, involving mRNA in transcription as well as tRNA. During transcription, the enzyme RNA polymerase (green) uses DNA as a template to produce a pre-mRNA transcript (pink).

What are four ways that mRNA can be modified?

The pre-mRNA has to go through some modifications to become a mature mRNA molecule that can leave the nucleus and be translated. These include splicing, capping, and addition of a poly-A tail, all of which can potentially be regulated – sped up, slowed down, or altered to result in a different product.

How is 5cap added?

The cap is added by the enzyme guanyl transferase. This enzyme catalyzes the reaction between the 5′ end of the RNA transcript and a guanine triphosphate (GTP) molecule. The figure above simply illustrates the reaction between the 5′ end of the RNA transcript and the GTP molecule.