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Classification and Nomenclature of Viruses

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

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

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-6
  2. Preface

    • C. M. Fauquet
    Pages 7-7
  3. Officers and Members of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses

    • R. I. B. Francki, C. M. Fauquet, D. L. Knudson, F. Brown
    Pages 8-37
  4. President’s Report 1987–1990

    • R. I. B. Francki
    Pages 38-42
  5. The Format for Submission of New Taxonomic Proposals

    • R. I. B. Francki, C. M. Fauquet, D. L. Knudson, F. Brown
    Pages 43-45
  6. The Rules of Virus Nomenclature 1990

    • R. I. B. Francki, C. M. Fauquet, D. L. Knudson, F. Brown
    Pages 46-47
  7. The Statutes of the ICTV

    • R. I. B. Francki, C. M. Fauquet, D. L. Knudson, F. Brown
    Pages 48-51
  8. The Viruses

    • R. I. B. Francki, C. M. Fauquet, D. L. Knudson, F. Brown
    Pages 53-89
  9. Descriptions of Virus Families and Groups

    • R. I. B. Francki, C. M. Fauquet, D. L. Knudson, F. Brown
    Pages 90-405
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 407-451

About this book

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

  • Department of Crop Protection, Waite Agricultural Research Institute, University of Adelaide, Australia

    R. I. B. Francki

  • Department of Biology, ORSTOM, Washington University, St. Louis, USA

    C. M. Fauquet

  • Department of Entomology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA

    D. L. Knudson

  • Department of Microbiology, University of Surrey, Guilford, Surrey, England

    F. Brown

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Classification and Nomenclature of Viruses

  • Book Subtitle: Fifth Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies

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

  • Series Title: Archives of Virology. Supplementa

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-9163-7

  • Publisher: Springer Vienna

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag/Wien 1991

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-211-82286-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-7091-9163-7

  • Series ISSN: 0939-1983

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IV, 450

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Virology

Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-7091-9163-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)