TITLE

The International Code of Virus Classification and Nomenclature (ICVCN): proposal for text changes for improved differentiation of viral taxa and viruses

AUTHOR(S)
Kuhn, Jens; Radoshitzky, Sheli; Bavari, Sina; Jahrling, Peter
PUB. DATE
July 2013
SOURCE
Archives of Virology;Jul2013, Vol. 158 Issue 7, p1621
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) is responsible for the classification of viruses into taxa. Importantly, the ICTV is currently not responsible for the nomenclature of viruses or their subclassification into strains, lineages, or genotypes. ICTV rules for classification of viruses and nomenclature of taxa are laid out in a code, the International Code of Virus Classification and Nomenclature (ICVCN). The most recent version of the Code makes it difficult for the unfamiliar reader to distinguish between viruses and taxa, thereby often giving the impression that certain Rules apply to viruses. Here, Code text changes are proposed to address this problem.
ACCESSION #
88428253

 

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