Biology Mnemonics To Know For the DAT

Mnemonics are a great tool to memorizing large amounts of information quickly. Here are a couple I used to answer some questions on the DAT:

Anterior pituitary hormones: FLATPEG

  • FSH – Follicle stimulating hormone
  • LH – Luteinizing hormone
  • ACTH – Adrenocorticotropic hormone
  • TSH – Thyroid stimulating hormone
  • Prolactin – Lactation in mammary glands
  • Endorphins – Painkillers
  • GH – Growth hormone

Classification levels: King Philip Came Over For Great Soup

  • Kingdom
  • Phylum
  • Class
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species

Hardy-Weinberg requirements: Large Random M&M

  • Large population
  • Random mating
  • No Mutation
  • No Natural selection
  • No Migration

Phases of mitosis/meiosis: PMAT

  • Prophase
  • Metaphase
  • Anaphase
  • Telophase


  • Pure As Gold = Adenine and Guanine are purines
  • Cut The Pie = Cytosine and Thymine are pyrimidines

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