Drawing vs with Wikiseba
Texts by Jean P. Chacón E. & Ale
Last month, I was invited for a drawing versus with Wikiseba, a edutuber and chilean scicommer living in Mexico. This time, Seba drew a 3D illustration and I did a traditional illustration about bacteriophages and a second one inspired in a jellyfish. We were talking about chilean food, drawing techniques and biology, it was really fun! thanks Wikiseba for the opportunity to be in your channel again!
Here also the final illustrations by Wikiseba and me, with information written by Jean P. Chacón E. Thank you so much for your help and support!
Bacteriophages or phages are viruses that infect Bacteria. As bacteria domain many marine environments, so do their phages. Therefor, phages are known as the most abundant marine virus group. They are in the whole world, such as oceans, soil, water and food that we consume. In the ocean there are around 10 times more more viruses than Prokaryotes (Archaea&Bacteria), but the high majority are harmless to us.
Due to their selective and efficient infection, phages are used in biotechnology appied toagriculture and food industry. Phage therapy is currently a great potential alternative antibiotics. In case of phages applied in this treatment, they have the advantage to proliferate contantly in short time, are not toxic to human, and have a high infection specificity, which only infect the specific pathogen and do not affect the bacteria from our microbiome.
Around of 10,000 species of Jellyfishes have been identified around the world. From them, 100 are dangerous for the human being (just 1% of total species). Jellyfishes are in all the oceans around the world. They have umbrella shape of different sizes, with a variety in the numbers of the tentacles, depending of the specie.
Jellyfish can be food for a huge number of marine animals, such as fishes and turtles. They also provide a habitat for young fishes by preventing them from being eating by predators with the help of their stinging cells.
There is a interesting kind of alien jellyfish, which was discovered in one of the deepest zones of the ocean. Its name was due to their surrealist look, and probably belongs to the Crossota genus.