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Bacteriophage

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:37 am
by Multiapples
Description:
It appears that these organisms have turned up onto your substrate. They are really resistant with their keratinocytes shell.

However, our secrocytes can secrete ‘protease’ which dissolves adhesion connections (including keratinocytes and your own organism).

Salinity is high. Can you design a parasite that can live off these creatures?

Substrate: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hogjnfjiq7sqk ... trate?dl=0

Objective (Mad Scientist/Superhuman AI): Reach 45 of your own cells.

Max cells inserted: 1

Cell types allowed: All cell types are allowed except for the phagocyte.

Additional rules and information:
NOTE: I have NOT finished this challenge myself yet.

You will need to have unlocked up to at least the secrocyte to play this challenge.

Feel free to upload solutions and hints.

EDIT: You cannot use phagocytes even if they are infected by a virocyte

Re: Bacteriophage

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:21 am
by SlowMind
interesting :)

Re: Bacteriophage

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:14 am
by H4yw1r3
I was thinking of a parasite, living inside the shell and reproduces by breaking the cell and scatters along the plate.

Re: Bacteriophage

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:05 pm
by Multiapples
That was what I originally planned to make the solution, however the secrocytes are too hard to control.

Re: Bacteriophage

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:10 pm
by Alast
I've created a virus infecting an unprotected M1 to create an unprotected swimmer containing 2 of my cells and the Phagocytes and Flagellocytes of yours. So technically I haven't used Phagocytes ;-) Does that count?

Re: Bacteriophage

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:29 pm
by SlowMind
injecting my cell to your cell is very difficult because of the space inside is small and it move so fast

Re: Bacteriophage

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:47 pm
by Multiapples
Alast wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:10 pm
I've created a virus infecting an unprotected M1 to create an unprotected swimmer containing 2 of my cells and the Phagocytes and Flagellocytes of yours. So technically I haven't used Phagocytes ;-) Does that count?
Origionally I planned for the solution to be a parasite that is dependent on the pre-existing organism.
So technically it does count but that would make the challenge too easy and sort of ignores the purpose of the challenge.
So congratulations on finding a loophole, but I’m going to update the rules now to not allow infected phagocytes.

Re: Bacteriophage

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:02 am
by H4yw1r3
Maybe we can utilize the Virocytes to break the shell and infect the eggs to make a non-shelled species.

Re: Bacteriophage

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:30 am
by Alast
That was my initial idea. But with only one cell allowed to insert how do you have that virus changing the prey and at the same time release your predator or parasite and have it survive long enough until your updated prey has multiplied enough to feed your organism?

Re: Bacteriophage

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:52 am
by Alast
Yeah, ok. This is actually solvable in an intended way without using Virocytes.