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Retrovirus by Velica Retrovirus by Velica
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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:iconiwantcoal:
iWantcoal Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Lol stfu bacteriofag!"
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Rodegas Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
This thing are deadly serious!
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Colibri-Coruscans Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
I love this one! But I think the first one is a bacteriophag. (I don't know the word in English.)
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Velica Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
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.
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Colibri-Coruscans Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
I think you're right. (o=0 Biology 4-EVER!
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BugzAttack Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That retrovirus got groove! He's gonna get all up in my genome, if you know what I mean. grin wink 
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Velica Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
There is sensuality in retrotransposition. You just need to squint!
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:iconbugzattack:
BugzAttack Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed!
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BugzAttack Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Laughing 
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isick16 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
jimmy neutron?
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rifka-ti Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student General Artist
oh this is very cool and awesome ^^

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


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Velica Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
What kind of presentation is it?
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:iconrifka-ti:
rifka-ti Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
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 :)
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Velica Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Cool! Feel free to use it for your presentation.
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rifka-ti Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you very much :)
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TeamBiowars Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
This is awesome.
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lumdeo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Hello Velica,
Would you mind if i used your image for a presentation?
It is very informative.
Thanks
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Velica Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Of course you can. I'm glad you like it.

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timbo724 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Hi Velica,
Would you mind if I used this in a presentation as well?
Thanks,
Tim
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timbo724 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
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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Velica Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Not a problem! Good luck.

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timbo724 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Thank you :0)
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Natzumi-san Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist
HAHAHAHAHAHA XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!
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UrbanFurest Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I see what you did there :P
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JungleQueen17 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Retroviruses are my favorite. They do it THEIR way! Don't like your DNA the way it is? Want it to change? Call a retrovirus!

Seriously though, great play on words. I love it.
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ChillyBlackDwagon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I am in stitches, this is absolutely hilarious :P
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Karinilla-Kt Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Ajajaja!! Me encantan tus trabajos!! los de biología son los mejores! (y)
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bethlovesmomijidolls Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is brilliant!
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Shyell Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
So there I was, looking for pictures to use in my presentation on viruses, and to my surprise, this bucketful of awesomesauce pops up in Google lol! I love it, and yes, I will be using it in my presentation. :D
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Velica Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
:) go for it
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Shyell Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Hooray! Thanks!
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Shyell Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Uh, if that's ok with you, of course. :)
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shadow-k7 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
would you mind if I used this picture in a T-Shirt? It's fantastic!
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:iconvelica:
Velica Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Go ahead. But there is already a tshirt being sold with this image => [link]
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Majdik Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
This is AWESOME! I want one too! :))
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Velica Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
You are a few clicks and a credit card number away from one ;D
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Majdik Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
I actually enjoyed some time with rotavirus during summer, but I'll think about it xD
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Jecilyn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Hiya :)
I work for a Vet Laboratory in New Zealand and we'd like to use this in our next newsletter: may I have permission?
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Velica Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
of course :)
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Schatten-Drache Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:rofl: - but you should make a AIDS or similar round vitus on the retrovirus side, too - as discoball :D
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lady-vampiresa Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
aw man, I end up faving all of your biology jokes.
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MisfitMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha :D it's great, just between us science geeks umm... aren't retrovirusses supposed to have a celmembrane around them an no tail structure? That is if I remembered my lesson right... :S
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Velica Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Haha, true indeed. My supervisor made the same comment.

This is actually a bacteriophage.
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MisfitMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I thought :) My teacher kind of made the same joke around retrovirusses but I think we were all thinking that :D
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Banvivirie Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad I wasn't the only one imagining this. :3
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zebarnabe Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL ... nice one ...
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:iconcaramel--chokecherry:
this is so great! :D
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Mentalrabie Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
i have not the slightest idea of biology, but: :lol:

plus: new order, again
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IncubusRhapsodos Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay, science joke :D I don't care how hilarious RETROvirus is, I still don't want it swimming in my fluids and fucking with my cells.
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Dmikado Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Aha, tá lindo! Não é todos os dias que se vê ciência e humor misturados :)
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