Binomial nomenclature for virus species: a consultation

Stuart G. Siddell, Peter J. Walker, Elliot J. Lefkowitz, Arcady R. Mushegian, Bas E. Dutilh, Balázs Harrach, Robert L. Harrison, Sandra Junglen, Nick J. Knowles, Andrew M. Kropinski, Mart Krupovic, Jens H. Kuhn, Max L. Nibert, Luisa Rubino, Sead Sabanadzovic, Peter Simmonds, Arvind Varsani, Francisco Murilo Zerbini, Andrew J. Davison

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The Executive Committee of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) recognizes the need for a standardized nomenclature for virus species. This article sets out the case for establishing a binomial nomenclature and presents the advantages and disadvantages of different naming formats. The Executive Committee understands that adopting a binomial system would have major practical consequences, and invites comments from the virology community before making any decisions to change the existing nomenclature. The Executive Committee will take account of these comments in deciding whether to approve a standardized binomial system at its next meeting in October 2020. Note that this system would relate only to the formal names of virus species and not to the names of viruses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalArchives of virology
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019

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Keywords

  • Binomial species names
  • International committee on taxonomy of viruses (ICTV)
  • Nomenclature
  • Species nomenclature
  • Virus taxonomy

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  • Virology

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Siddell, S. G., Walker, P. J., Lefkowitz, E. J., Mushegian, A. R., Dutilh, B. E., Harrach, B., ... Davison, A. J. (Accepted/In press). Binomial nomenclature for virus species: a consultation. Archives of virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-019-04477-6

Binomial nomenclature for virus species : a consultation. / Siddell, Stuart G.; Walker, Peter J.; Lefkowitz, Elliot J.; Mushegian, Arcady R.; Dutilh, Bas E.; Harrach, Balázs; Harrison, Robert L.; Junglen, Sandra; Knowles, Nick J.; Kropinski, Andrew M.; Krupovic, Mart; Kuhn, Jens H.; Nibert, Max L.; Rubino, Luisa; Sabanadzovic, Sead; Simmonds, Peter; Varsani, Arvind; Zerbini, Francisco Murilo; Davison, Andrew J.

In: Archives of virology, 01.01.2019.

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Siddell, SG, Walker, PJ, Lefkowitz, EJ, Mushegian, AR, Dutilh, BE, Harrach, B, Harrison, RL, Junglen, S, Knowles, NJ, Kropinski, AM, Krupovic, M, Kuhn, JH, Nibert, ML, Rubino, L, Sabanadzovic, S, Simmonds, P, Varsani, A, Zerbini, FM & Davison, AJ 2019, 'Binomial nomenclature for virus species: a consultation', Archives of virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-019-04477-6
Siddell SG, Walker PJ, Lefkowitz EJ, Mushegian AR, Dutilh BE, Harrach B et al. Binomial nomenclature for virus species: a consultation. Archives of virology. 2019 Jan 1. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-019-04477-6
Siddell, Stuart G. ; Walker, Peter J. ; Lefkowitz, Elliot J. ; Mushegian, Arcady R. ; Dutilh, Bas E. ; Harrach, Balázs ; Harrison, Robert L. ; Junglen, Sandra ; Knowles, Nick J. ; Kropinski, Andrew M. ; Krupovic, Mart ; Kuhn, Jens H. ; Nibert, Max L. ; Rubino, Luisa ; Sabanadzovic, Sead ; Simmonds, Peter ; Varsani, Arvind ; Zerbini, Francisco Murilo ; Davison, Andrew J. / Binomial nomenclature for virus species : a consultation. In: Archives of virology. 2019.
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