A proposal to change existing virus species names to non-Latinized binomials

van Regenmortel, M. H. V., Burke, D. S., Calisher, C. H., Dietzgen, R. G., Fauquet, C. M., Ghabrial, S. A., Jahrling, P. B., Johnson, K. M., Holbrook, M. R., Horzinek, M. C., Keil, G. M., Kuhn, J. H., Mahy, B. W. J., Martelli, G. P., Pringle, C., Rybicki, E. P., Skern, T., Tesh, R. B., Wahl-Jensen, V., Walker, P. J., & Weaver, S. C. (2010) A proposal to change existing virus species names to non-Latinized binomials. Archives of Virology, 155(11), pp. 1909-1919.

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Abstract

A proposal has been posted on the ICTV website (2011. 001aG. N. v1. binomial_sp_names) to replace virus species names by non-Latinized binomial names consisting of the current italicized species name with the terminal word "virus" replaced by the italicized and non-capitalized genus name to which the species belongs. If implemented, the current italicized species name Measles virus, for instance, would become Measles morbillivirus while the current virus name measles virus and its abbreviation MeV would remain unchanged. The rationale for the proposed change is presented. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.

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ID Code: 54984
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 3
Export Date: 12 November 2012
Source: Scopus
DOI: 10.1007/s00705-010-0831-9
Deposited On: 20 Nov 2012 02:46
Last Modified: 29 May 2013 16:54

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