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* RNA and DNA viruses mnemonics.
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  maculadensa - 09/30/11 19:06
 
  RNA - ReSHEL , DNA - ReDIEL

RNA - ReSHEL
Re-Replicate in the Cytoplasm except RetI (Ret-Retro, I-Influenza).
S-Single stranded except Reo
H-Helical except PiCaReoFlaRetT ( Pi- Picorna, Ca-Calici, Reo-Reo, Fla-Flavi, Ret-Retro, T-Toga : Are all Icosahedral).
E-Enveloped except PiCaReoH ( Pi-Picorna, Ca-Calici, Reo-Reo , H-Hepe).
L-Linear except : Linear except ArBuD ( Ar - Arenya, Bu -Bunya, D-Delta are all circular).

DNA - ReDIEL
Re -Replicate in nucleus except Pox
D-Double stranded except Parvo (B19)
I- Icosahedral except except Pox ( complex)
E-Enveloped except PAP ( P-Parvo, A-Adeno, P-Parpova)
L-Linear except PPH ( P-Papilloma, p-Polyoma, H-Hepadna)

NB:
no envelope=nucleocapsid=naked
Viruses either replicate in Cytoplasm or nucleus.
The viruses above are viral families. Know their subfamilies from tables in First Aid.
Pls update where necessary, as these are my personal mnemonics. Hope they help.
 
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