Additional changes to taxonomy ratified in a special vote by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (October 2018)

Stuart G. Siddell, Peter J. Walker, Elliot J. Lefkowitz, Arcady R. Mushegian, Michael J. Adams, Bas E. Dutilh, Alexander E. Gorbalenya, Balázs Harrach, Robert L. Harrison, Sandra Junglen, Nick J. Knowles, Andrew M. Kropinski, Mart Krupovic, Jens H. Kuhn, Max Nibert, Luisa Rubino, Sead Sabanadzovic, Hélène Sanfaçon, Peter Simmonds, Arvind VarsaniFrancisco Murilo Zerbini, Andrew J. Davison

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Abstract

This article reports the changes to virus taxonomy approved and ratified by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) in October 2018. Of note, the ICTV has approved, by an absolute majority, the creation of additional taxonomical ranks above those recognized previously. A total of 15 ranks (realm, subrealm, kingdom, subkingdom, phylum, subphylum, class, subclass, order, suborder, family, subfamily, genus, subgenus, and species) are now available to encompass the entire spectrum of virus diversity. Classification at ranks above genus is not obligatory but can be used by the authors of new taxonomic proposals when scientific justification is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)943-946
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of virology
Volume164
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - márc. 1 2019

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Siddell, S. G., Walker, P. J., Lefkowitz, E. J., Mushegian, A. R., Adams, M. J., Dutilh, B. E., Gorbalenya, A. E., Harrach, B., Harrison, R. L., Junglen, S., Knowles, N. J., Kropinski, A. M., Krupovic, M., Kuhn, J. H., Nibert, M., Rubino, L., Sabanadzovic, S., Sanfaçon, H., Simmonds, P., ... Davison, A. J. (2019). Additional changes to taxonomy ratified in a special vote by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (October 2018). Archives of virology, 164(3), 943-946. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-018-04136-2