Classification and Nomenclature of Viruses

Fifth Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies

  • R. I. B. Francki
  • C. M. Fauquet
  • D. L. Knudson
  • F. Brown

Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-6
  2. C. M. Fauquet
    Pages 7-7
  3. R. I. B. Francki, C. M. Fauquet, D. L. Knudson, F. Brown
    Pages 8-37
  4. R. I. B. Francki
    Pages 38-42
  5. R. I. B. Francki, C. M. Fauquet, D. L. Knudson, F. Brown
    Pages 43-45
  6. R. I. B. Francki, C. M. Fauquet, D. L. Knudson, F. Brown
    Pages 46-47
  7. R. I. B. Francki, C. M. Fauquet, D. L. Knudson, F. Brown
    Pages 48-51
  8. R. I. B. Francki, C. M. Fauquet, D. L. Knudson, F. Brown
    Pages 53-89
  9. R. I. B. Francki, C. M. Fauquet, D. L. Knudson, F. Brown
    Pages 90-405
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 407-451

About this book

Introduction

The Fifth Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), summarizes the proceedings and decisions reached by the ICTV at its meetings held at the International Congresses of Virology in Sendai (1984), Edmonton (1987) and Berlin (1990). This report has been organized in the same way as the previous ones (Wildy, 1971; Fenner, 1976; Matthews, 1979; 1982), yet it encompasses many more families and groups of viruses than previous reports, and it includes new tables, diagrams and keys. The officers and members of the ICTV study groups from 1984 to 1990 are listed, as the current ICTV statutes and rules of nomenclature. Information on the format for submission of new taxonomic proposals to the ICTV is also provided. Since the Fourth Report of the ICTV (1982), 19 new virus families and groups have been described. This report includes 2,430 viruses belonging to 73 families or groups, as well as virus satellites and viroids descriptions, but it does not include descriptions not approved by the ICTV. It now will be possible to publish such preliminary, and in some cases controversial, descriptions in the Virology Division pages of the Archives of Virology --this will allow virologists to carry on the kind of interim dialogue that is necessary for arriving at broad agreement on taxonomic matters.

Keywords

Viruses bacteria biological classification information invertebrates nomenclature nucleic acid plant taxonomy virology virus

Editors and affiliations

  • R. I. B. Francki
    • 1
  • C. M. Fauquet
    • 2
  • D. L. Knudson
    • 3
  • F. Brown
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Crop Protection, Waite Agricultural Research InstituteUniversity of AdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Biology, ORSTOMWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA
  3. 3.Department of EntomologyColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  4. 4.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of SurreyGuilford, SurreyEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-9163-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-82286-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-9163-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0939-1983
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