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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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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 5 days ago
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 2 days ago
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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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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