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Retrovirus

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Now thats what I call a retroinfection!!! Shazam!




Again, a biology joke. Sorry if its too specific.
Retrovirus (like HIV) are interesting in many ways. One of them is they break the "CENTRAL DOGMA OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY" [link] by converting RNA into DNA (hence the prefix Retro-)


I'm imagining this virus swiming in someone's fluids at the sound of Blue Monday by New Order.

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Miutari's avatar
This is my favourite one! :la:
Hoch-Spannung's avatar
I've seen a version with an actual retrovirus but this is way funnier!
Velica's avatar
Hi, was this version? i.pinimg.com/originals/df/6d/0…

I made that one after seeing so many people bothered by the fact that these were phages and not actual retrovirus.

:)
Hoch-Spannung's avatar
Yes, most likely this one.
iWantcoal's avatar
"Lol stfu bacteriofag!"
Rodegas's avatar
This thing are deadly serious!
Colibri-Coruscans's avatar
I love this one! But I think the first one is a bacteriophag. (I don't know the word in English.)
Velica's avatar
You are correct. Its a bacteriophage.

I made a scientifically correct version with actual retroviruses but it doesn't look as funny and it is remarkably less popular. Sometimes you have to be a bit more relaxed about the science when your aim is humour and puns.
Colibri-Coruscans's avatar
I think you're right. (o=0 Biology 4-EVER!
BugzAttack's avatar
That retrovirus got groove! He's gonna get all up in my genome, if you know what I mean. grin wink 
Velica's avatar
There is sensuality in retrotransposition. You just need to squint!
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isick16's avatar
jimmy neutron?
Chunelly's avatar
oh this is very cool and awesome ^^

, I hope I may also use it for my presentation... :D


Velica's avatar
What kind of presentation is it?
Chunelly's avatar
about how the Retrovirus replicates it self and other virus. I want to compare them and use the picture to end my presentation, I think it's a nice one :)
Velica's avatar
Cool! Feel free to use it for your presentation.
Chunelly's avatar
thank you very much :)
TeamBiowars's avatar
This is awesome.
lumdeo's avatar
Hello Velica,
Would you mind if i used your image for a presentation?
It is very informative.
Thanks
Velica's avatar
Of course you can. I'm glad you like it.

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timbo724's avatar
Hi Velica,
Would you mind if I used this in a presentation as well?
Thanks,
Tim
timbo724's avatar
Hi Velica, I am a medical student presenting on HTLV, a retrovirus, would you mind if I used your image? It's really cool!
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