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Revised Nomenclature for Coronavirus Structural Proteins, mRNAs and Genes

  • D. Cavanagh
  • D. Brian
  • L. Enjuanes
  • K. Holmes
  • M. Lai
  • H. Laude
  • S. Siddell
  • W. Spaan
  • F. Taguchi
  • P. Talbot
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 276)

Abstract

At the Fourth International Symposium on Coronaviruses, July 1989,Cambridge, the Coronavirus Study Group (Vertebrate Virus Subcommittee,International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses) recommended a simplified nomenclature for Coronavirus proteins, mRNAs and genes. This was considered necessary because of the confusion being caused by the use of different terms,acronyms and numbering system. Some papers in this book already contain the new nomenclature while others do not. We present here the “old” and the “new” systems to aid the reader. The Study Group believed that, because of a lack of information, it was inappropriate to make recommendations regarding nonstructural proteins. For an introduction to the proteins, mRNAs and genes of coronaviruses, the reader is referred to the review by Spaan et al. (1988) and to Background Papers in this volume by Holmes; Rottier; Masters and Sturman and Lai.

Keywords

Cleavage Product Numbering System Infectious Bronchitis Virus International Committee Membrane Glycoprotein 
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.

Reference

  1. 1.
    W. Spaan, D. Cavanagh and M.C. Horzinek. Coronaviruses: Structure and Genome Expression. J. gen. Virol. 69: 2939 (1988).PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Cavanagh
  • D. Brian
  • L. Enjuanes
  • K. Holmes
  • M. Lai
  • H. Laude
  • S. Siddell
  • W. Spaan
  • F. Taguchi
  • P. Talbot

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