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Research Project: Intervention Strategies to Control Newcastle Disease

Location: Exotic & Emerging Avian Viral Diseases Research

Title: Taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales: update 2016

Author
item Afonso, Claudio
item Amarasinghe, Gaya - Washington University School Of Medicine
item Banyai, Krisztian - Hungarian Academy Of Sciences
item Bao, Yiming - Us National Library Of Medicine
item Basler, Christopher - The Icahn School Of Medicine At Mount Sinai
item Bavari, Sina - United States Army Medical Research Unit
item Bejerman, Nicolas - University Of Queensland
item Blasdell, Kim - University Of Texas Medical Branch
item Briand, Francois-xavier - Universite' De Bretagne
item Kuhn, Jens - National Instiute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases (NIAID, NIH)
item Domier, Leslie

Submitted to: Archives of Virology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/27/2016
Publication Date: 5/23/2016
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/63186
Citation: Afonso, C.L., Amarasinghe, G.K., Banyai, K., Bao, Y., Basler, C.F., Bavari, S., Bejerman, N., Blasdell, K.R., Briand, F., Kuhn, J.H., Domier, L.L. 2016. Taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales: update 2016. Archives of Virology. 161(8):2351-2360. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-016-2880-1.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-016-2880-1

Interpretive Summary: Classification of viruses need to be updated periodically as new viruses are discovered or further characterized. In 2016, a group of 72 scientists amended the classification of the group of viruses called Mononegavirales that includes the subfamily Pneumovirinae to family status (Pneumoviridae), and several other changes at the genus and species levels in the Paramyxovirinae. This article presents the updated taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales as now accepted by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV).

Technical Abstract: In 2016, the order Mononegavirales was emended through the addition of two new families (Mymonaviridae and Sunviridae), the elevation of the paramyxoviral subfamily Pneumovirinae to family status (Pneumoviridae), the addition of four free-floating genera (Anphevirus, Arlivirus, Chengtivirus, and Crustavirus), and several other changes at the genus and species levels. This article presents the updated taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales as now accepted by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV).