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Virus Taxonomy and Nomenclature

  • Frederick A. Murphy
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Abstract

The ICTV Universal System of Virus Taxonomy: Virus families, genera, and species.Virus Nomenclature: Formal nomenclature usage for unambiguous identification, vernacular usage.

Structural, Physicochemical, and Replicative Characteristics Used in Taxonomy: A listing.

Classification of Viruses on the Basis of Epidemiologic Criteria: Groupings useful in the diagnostic setting.

The Place of Taxonomy in Diagnostic Virology: “Differential diagnosis” and “rule-out diagnosis,” causal relationship between virus and disease, the adequate description of new viruses.

A Taxonomic Description of the Families of Viruses Containing Human and Animal Pathogens: Family characteristics and listings of member viruses.

Keywords

Fever Virus African Swine Fever Virus Rift Valley Fever Virus Yellow Fever Virus Animal Pathogen 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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