Does Anything Eat Viruses? Turns Out These Organisms Do

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Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about a discovery of strange organisms that seem to be the first type of life that eat viruses.
Paper: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2020.524828/full
Discovery: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/01/070111181710.htm
Videos used: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Picomonas-judraskeda-Gen.-Et-Sp.-Nov.-The-First-Identified-Member-of-the-Picozoa-Phylum-Nov.-a-pone.0059565.s005.ogv
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/62/Picomonas-judraskeda-Gen.-Et-Sp.-Nov.-The-First-Identified-Member-of-the-Picozoa-Phylum-Nov.-a-pone.0059565.s004.ogv

Tags: anton petrov, science, physics, astrophysics, astronomy, universe, whatdamath, what da math, technology, steven universe, space engine, universe sandbox 2, virus, viruses, does anything eat viruses, what eats viruses, eating viruses, consuming viruses, virus consumption, picozoa, single cell organism, choanozoa, organisms that eat viruses, food cycle, plankton, food chain, viral shunt, why don’t viruses destroy everything, viral, viral infection

Comments:
  1. Dan W

    So, drinking fresh Mediterranean water should prevent covid? :-)

  2. Stopable

    Antons hungry today, like to feed Anton.

  3. Triadii Official

    We need to breed Picozoa and Choanozoa then let them at covid

  4. Paul Wallis

    “….when I get eating, I get wondering what other organisms are eating what…” Jenny Craig should try that.

  5. DME EMD

    This is a really awesome topic!! REALLY COOL we found something that applies so heavily to the viral shunt the way this does, incredible! 😊

  6. Johnny James

    Anton. . When you did work involving grinding meteorites to a fine powder.. Did you possibly ingest alien viruses?..??

  7. Vinicius Moreira

    i heard ocasional very deep sounds, probably from accidentaly breathing into the mic, definitely not noticeable through monitor or phone speakers

  8. Kuntal Das

    Anton is getting bigger on the screen. I like it :) !!

  9. Jay Jay

    so what your saying is inject these into cough patients and test a wild theory..??

  10. Naturenerd1000

    That’s a scientific break though.

  11. Ganymede Galilean

    Fourth?? Why this matter, I am hungry too Anton not only you my wonder wonderful friend

    Plus how else thinks this is one of thee best learning channel out there?

  12. MonteThaDeala

    lmao intro 🤣

  13. Will Doyle

    I’m really hungry but thought just a quick vid befor I sort that out. Sometimes the motion of the universe just sings to me. 😘

  14. MC's Creations

    Oh, fantastic… Now I’m hungry! Again! 🙄

  15. TheDark Dragon

    Something has to keep them in check, other than just plain extinction

  16. LeviHB

    Audio levels seem a bit off? My phone is at max volume and this video is only just loud enough

  17. Exar

    In space there is no up, so was Earth really upside down?

  18. 1girllovesmusic

    wow your camera quality looks great!

  19. zipp-e nipz

    i just want to inject those things into my veins. yknow… for science, obviously.

  20. Phaedrus Socrates

    Strong Bender viber from this one🤘🎸

  21. Aquatic Typhoon

    Can it fight HIV though?

  22. Deborah Hanna

    Built like a canister vacuum powered by its own woodfire complete with the stack of wood to cook the next virus stew.

  23. Dregoth Dread

    I want one as a pet!

  24. The Amazing Channel

    We have been eating viruses tho, aren’t we? (Technically)

  25. Sedated By life

    I was hoping to see Anton do a Pac-Man across the screen to end the video to satisfy his hunger. Waka Waka Waka Waka!

  26. Lil' Vampire

    An amazing discovery. It’ll be at least 40 years before we can mainstream this thing into pharmaceutical medicine

  27. Mena

    Feeding on a virus interesting

  28. Gregg Weber

    So it looks like everything is both a predator and prey. The circle of life?

  29. Severe Weather Center

    Wow! This is so cool!

  30. Librem-n897

    Inject it into my veins!

  31. Habibi of the Desert

    There’s no much videos about Picozoa on YouTube.

  32. Tore Lund

    What about green plants? They eat stars! That’s pretty interesting too.

  33. Jeelan Cosmos

    Hay Anton. How you doing buddy 😍

  34. Identitools

    I’m taking all your stock!

  35. Variecs

    Coronavirus: *sweating profusely*

  36. pablo alvarez

    Absolutely amazing

  37. Jon C

    Not gonna lie I thought the intro was gonna be a sponsor promo

  38. Samael Drakul

    awesome stuff ^^

  39. Fount Oasis

    WOW, nice haircut!

  40. Niche Lassie

    thank you for continuing to make videos!

  41. Oron Zachar

    Amazingly interesting. Never heard these questions before. The basis for the stability of the biological food chain and sustainability of life in the presence of viruses.

  42. Super Loops

    i got distracted and had to skip back when the world went upside down lol

  43. Silas Dense

    Very interesting.
    Thank you Anton.

  44. Jason Swanson

    Dayyyyyyyyum hair lookin’ fresh Anton.

  45. jerry g

    Gonna watch this later with my headphones.. The sound is just terrible in this video.

  46. Gerrie

    Hello Wonderful Anton :o)

  47. Disent Design

    “Viruses are kind of healthy” but only when you consume them for nutrients…

  48. Ty Sparks

    those virus-eaters look like something my nephew made out of Play-Doh.

  49. Alfred Sutton

    Interesting report Anton. Thanking you for keeping up with the science news.

  50. BJ Bumblebee

    They remind me of mitochondria

  51. JTuaim

    And that’s all that some whales eat? Shows what a load of garbage we shove down.

  52. David Dickey

    Yeah, viruses really get my digestive lysosomes going.

  53. Michael 23

    Covid19: why do I hear boss music

  54. James Sharier

    Looks like there was a small imperfection on the video, perhaps a virus?

  55. FairySox

    00:10 That’s it right there, I just figured out why you’re so slim and I’m chubby, and it’s because I think about Black Forrest Gateau when I’m hungry :(

  56. Arienne Landry

    Incredible, thank you.

  57. Daren Wilson

    Oh no, the infamous green screen corner is back! Is there a creature who can eat that?

  58. jkjoegunz

    Holy crap, I feel like I was rickrolled, your first 20s of video sounded like a lead-in to a sponsor or something.

  59. P. Patrick Tukkers

    Great info.
    And as always great jumpcuts, the best of YouTube.

  60. ArchEnema 67

    Is this daylight savings switch day in Korea? I thought the hour went the other way. 😉

  61. rrobertt13

    Good thing I just ate earlier, or I would be drooling at the thought of delicious viruses right now 🤤😅

  62. AvyScottandFlower

    Anyone else jumped RIGHT into

    ”so, how do we use these to cure illnesses?”

  63. ESmith

    Sounds like something James Bond would be involved in.

  64. Squidwayne Johnswardson

    every time he mentions being hungry there’s a jump cut.

  65. professorbuglefarts1

    Anton is the reason why aliens have never invaded Earth, they’ve watched his videos and thought, “Blimey, if they’re all that smart, we’ve got no chance…” 😆

  66. Psyberklown

    Inject these now you’ll feel amazing you’ll feel the most amazing ever trust me I know.

  67. Jamie Jackson

    Lol I read “strange orgasm” 🤣

  68. Its Vct

    First of love the vids but i could not take my eyes off the triangle 😂

  69. Jason Ross

    Don’t forget to hydrate people,
    ( your basically a house plant with emotions )

  70. Gamer X

    I’LL TAKE YOUR ENTIRE STOCK

  71. 9and7

    8:10
    EAT! EAT!!! You’re skin and bones!!!

  72. Sosuk

    Really awesome, followed you for a while!
    Everyday awesome work and videos

  73. HyperTSage

    Time to amass an army!

  74. Carrie Eloff

    I’m about go get a case of spirulina. Lol

  75. little drop

    Thanku you! Anton.
    Im really happy that I found ur channel.

  76. xrm160xqw

    marburg virus (that eats human flesh): humans, they taste so good
    picozoa : hello wonderful virus

  77. Bildgesmythe

    Thank you, wonderful Anton.

  78. Aquatic Typhoon

    Too bad Homer Simpson doesn’t drink Corona

  79. Stig Martin

    Not my fave subject I’ll be honest, but interesting none the less!!!

  80. Cody Volpe

    i love that you’re making content outside of astronomy, wonderful

  81. Yasmin Torvalds

    There is ever something weirder than you could have imagined!

  82. lasarith2

    Anton’s not him when he’s hungry,
    Hello wonderful person , better, better.

  83. Moldy Soul

    I hope you recieve the 1 million Subs you so heartly deserve Anton! Thank you for the amazing work you do ! We really appreciate it : )

  84. Osmosis Jones

    Virus are organic matterial so should be edible I can bactira releasing digestive enzymes around them breakdown viruses. Those bacteria would be saving higher life.

  85. Cardiac Rupture

    “I’m hungry right now but I have to finish work”

    Me too

  86. Antichrys

    Let’s find a way to assimilate it as another fighter for our immune system….

  87. Jumpcut Jimmy

    Me: mentions the word “China”
    YouTube: comment deleted.

  88. PrivateNexus 5

    I’m feeling a little dizzy. “Upside – Down” earth?

  89. Michael Petrov

    People need to learn from these bacteria how to eat viral infections instead of getting infected

  90. Cory Ball

    Perfect timing to get on YouTube! This’ll be interesting!

  91. Grand master south

    Who the hell disliked this video? This is one of the best YouTube channels.

  92. The DORUK

    The [ *Ultimate* ] Cheat Code for Lifeforms

  93. Vampirerockstar

    Covid:”Why do i hear boss music?”

  94. Strange Horse Ass Beetus

    “As a matter of fact, I’m really hungry right now, but I have to finish working.”
    Bless this man 🙏🏼

  95. Kadmus PL

    7:28 at first I tought that I had something on my screen :D

  96. 日本語は話せません

    At the very start when he started talking about being hungry I was 100% certain a sponsor ad was about to start.

  97. Jake Forrester

    This sounds like a wonderful pet.

  98. Mike Hunt

    Finally found the natural predator of corona, lets domesticate it

  99. Khananiel - Joshua Shimun

    Someone feed the poor guy! We can’t have our wonderful person going hungry!

  100. WCCX

    It kind of looks like Homer Simpson. Makes sense.

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