Archives of Virology

, Volume 155, Issue 1, pp 133–146 | Cite as

Ratification vote on taxonomic proposals to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2009)

  • E. B. Carstens
Virology Division News

In accordance with the Statutes of the International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), the final stage in the process of making changes to the Universal Scheme of Virus Classification is the ratification of taxonomic proposals by ICTV Members. This can occur either at a Plenary meeting of ICTV, held during an International Congress of Virology conference, or by circulation of proposals by mail followed by a ballot. In recent years, ICTV has attempted to make the ratification process more efficient and timely. Therefore, a list of proposals that had been subjected to the full, multi-stage review process was prepared and presented on the ICTVonline web pages by June 2009 ( This review process involved input from the ICTV Study Groups and Subcommittees, other interested virologists, and the ICTV Executive Committee. For the second time, the ratification process was performed entirely by email. The proposals were sent electronically...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

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