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A proposal to change existing virus species names to non-Latinized binomials.

Van Regenmortel, M.H.V. and Burke, D.S. and Calisher, C.H. and Dietzgen, R.G. and Fauquet, C.M. and Ghabrial, S.A. and Jahrling, P.B. and Johnson, K.M. and Holbrook, M.R. and Horzinek, M.C. and Keil, G.M. and Kuhn, J.H. and Mahy, B.W.J. and Martelli, G.P. and Pringle, C. and Rybricki, E.P. and Skern, T. and Tesh, R.B. and Wahl-Jensen, V. and Walker, P.J. and Weaver, S.C. (2010) A proposal to change existing virus species names to non-Latinized binomials. Archives of Virology, 155 (11). pp. 1909-1919.

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00705-010-0831-9


A proposal has been posted on the ICTV website (2011.001aG.N.v1.binomial_sp_names) to replace virus species names by non-Latinized binomial names consisting of the current italicized species name with the terminal word "virus" replaced by the italicized and non-capitalized genus name to which the species belongs. If implemented, the current italicized species name Measles virus, for instance, would become Measles morbillivirus while the current virus name measles virus and its abbreviation MeV would remain unchanged. The rationale for the proposed change is presented.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Taxonomy; nomenclature; abbreviations; viroids; list; virus species names.
Subjects:Science > Science (General)
Science > Microbiology > Virology
Deposited On:22 Feb 2011 06:18
Last Modified:29 Jan 2018 04:38

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