Click and drag to rotate
Sputnik Virophage 3d printed

Not a Photo

Natural Full Color Sandstone
Sputnik Virophage 3d printed
Sputnik Virophage 3d printed

Not a Photo

Sputnik Virophage

Made by
Print With Shapeways
Choose Your Material
Choose your color and finish

Have a question about this product?

contact the designer
You must be logged in and verified to contact the designer.
Product Description
Sputnik virophage is a subviral agent that reproduces in amoeba cells that are already infected by a certain helper virus; Sputnik uses the helper virus's machinery for reproduction and inhibits replication of the helper virus. Viruses like Sputnik that depend on co-infection of the host cell by helper viruses are known as satellite viruses. At its discovery in a Paris water-cooling tower in 2008 Sputnik was the first known satellite virus that inhibited replication of its helper virus and thus acted as a parasite of that virus. In analogy to the term bacteriophage it was called a virophage. However, the usage of this term and the relationship between virophages and classical satellite viruses remain controversial.
Request a custom order and get this product personalized just for you
What's in the box:
Sputnik Virophage
7.15 x 7.17 x 7.58 cm
Switch to inches
2.81 x 2.82 x 2.99 inches
Switch to cm
Success Rate:
First To try.
What's this?
Mature audiences only.


We're sorry to inform you that we no longer support this browser and can't confirm that everything will work as expected. For the best Shapeways experience, please use one of the following browsers:

Click anywhere outside this window to continue.