Virus Rap: Microbiology Mnemonic for DNA RNA viral structures


Pox Herpes Hepadena
Parv Pap Poly Adena (no envelope) Viruses: Learning is so fun
Viruses: So let me share my viruses with you (Here we go, second verse, RNA now) Toga Flav (ic more) Retro
Crown (circ) Delt Are Bunnies (Line) Filo (Four Three Neg) Rab P/Orthmyxo (ic) Pic Cal Hepe (strands) Reo Viruses: Learning is so fun
Viruses: So let me share my viruses with you (Here we go, first verse, DNA now) Pox Herpes Hepadena
Parv Pap Poly Adena (no envelope) Viruses: Learning is so fun
Viruses: So let me share my viruses with you (Here we go, second verse, RNA now) Toga Flav (ic more) Retro
Crown (circ) Delt Are Bunnies (Line) Filo (Four Three Neg) Rab P/Orthmyxo (ic) Pic Cal Hepe (strands) Reo Viruses: Learning is so fun
Viruses: So let me share my viruses with you (Here we go, first verse, DNA now) Pox Herpes Hepadena
Parv Pap Poly Adena (no envelope) Viruses: Learning is so fun
Viruses: So let me share my viruses with you (Here we go, second verse, RNA now) Toga Flav (ic more) Retro
Crown (circ) Delt Are Bunnies (Line) Filo (Four Three Neg) Rab P/Orthmyxo (ic) Pic Cal Hepe (strands) Reo Viruses: Learning is so fun
Viruses: So let me share my viruses with you Viral structures are almost guaranteed to
be on your medical standardized test. If you can sing along with the Virus rap,
you are not just listing all clinucally relevant DNA and RNA viruses,
you are also memorizing these viral structures. For example, both verses end with “no envelope”
which reminds you that the final lines list: the naked DNA and naked RNA viruses. Other parenthetical expressions remind you
of other structural characteristics. For example “4 3 Neg” means that the negative
sense RNA viruses are the 4 viruses before: Deltavirus, Arenavirus, Bunyavirus, Filovirus
and the 3 viruses after: Rhabdovirus, Paramyxovirus, and Orthomyxovirus. These 4…3 are the Negative strand RNA viruses. Pause and Review More structural characteristics
such as strand, capsid, and (circular or linear), will be covered in a future tutorial. And visit helphippo dot com for more tutorial
videos, and flashcards to quiz yourself on these viral
structures. HelpHippo – Help your Hippocampus.

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