Archives of Virology

, Volume 151, Issue 7, pp 1251–1255 | Cite as

Virologists, taxonomy and the demands of logic

  • M. H. V. Van Regenmortel


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. H. V. Van Regenmortel
    • 1
  1. 1.Ecole Supérieure de Biotechnologie de StrasbourgIllkirchFrance

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