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03-16-2012
 Dr. Mexito USMLE Forums Master Steps History: 1+CK+CS Posts: 662 Threads: 72 Thanked 386 Times in 213 Posts Reputation: 396
DNA virus mnemonic

Well, we all know that these virus are HHAPPPY. But how to remember which one is linear or which one is circular? Which one is enveloped and which one is naked? Here is how I do (It works really good and is very easy to remember): Its kind of a mathematic thing, just think that "1" = linear and "0" = circular, and it will look like this in your FA:

1-0-1-1-0-0-1
H-H-A-P-P-P-P
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Like this I can remmeber that 11 and 00 are naked.

H - 1 = herpesviruses, linear

H - 0 = hepadnavirus, circular

A - 1 = adenovirus, linear, naked

P - 1 = parvovirus, linear, naked

P - 0 = papillomavirus, circular, naked

P - 0 = polyomavirus, circular, naked

P - 1 = poxvirus, linear

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