28-May-2021 | Market Research Store

Weapons stronger than traditional forms of warfare are constantly in development which can traverse across a lot of mediums. One such kind of weapon being developed are called as tailocins and they function straight on a form of biological form of warfare. Tailocins are developed using a strong branch of bacteria and function as nanomachines are quoted by the research scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Tailocins are proved to be lethal in only a handful of bacterial strains. In essence, tailocins are a spring-powered needle that targets the desired autonomy by apprehending the largest cell in the ecosystem.

Unlike most organism which gain their abilities through evolution, tailocins differs from individual strains of bacteria. According to the research conducted by the team at Berkeley, bacteria are killed if they produce any form of tailocins in the same manner they would if they were found to be in proximity within a true phage virus. The team and Berkeley’s and Berkeley’s Lab’s Bioscience Area further conclude that the use of tailocins is limited in order to better understand the functionality of microbiomes. Other individual studies further use tailocins as a superior alternative for traditional antibiotics – which are ineffective as they wipe out advantageous strains alongside the bad.

The team at Berkeley’s researched 12 strains of soil bacteria known to contain tailocins and found evidence that the difference in lipopolysaccharides – a combination of fat and sugar-based molecules that are attached to outer membranes of the strain could help determine in the identification of viable tailocins. At present it is quite irregular as to which community is faring well against the other as it is an extremely difficult process to add or subtract strains of bacteria in order to gather insights. Furthermore, without properly gathered tailocins, these experiments become a work of thesis rather than theory.