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Location: Invasive Insect Biocontrol & Behavior Laboratory

Title: 50 years of formal virus taxonomy: overview and prospects

item ADAMS, MICHAEL - International Committee On Taxonomy Of Viruses
item LEFKOWITZ, ELLIOT - University Of Alabama
item KING, ANDREW - International Committee On Taxonomy Of Viruses
item HARRACH, BALAZS - Hungarian Academy Of Sciences
item Harrison, Robert - Bob
item KNOWLES, NICK - The Pirbright Institute
item KROPINSKI, ANDREW - University Of Guelph
item KRUPOVIC, MART - Institut Pasteur - France
item KUHN, JENS - National Institutes Of Health (NIH)
item MUSHEGIAN, ARCADY - National Science Foundation (NSF)
item NIBERT, MAX - Harvard Medical School
item SABANADZOVIC, SAID - Mississippi State University
item SANFACON, HELENE - Agriculture And Agri-Food Canada
item SIDDELL, STUART - University Of Bristol
item SIMMONDS, P - University Of Oxford
item VARSANI, A - Arizona State University
item ZERBINI, MURILO - Universidade Federal De Viçosa
item ORTON, R - University Of Glasgow
item SMITH, D - University Of Edinburgh
item GORBALENYA, ALEXANDER - Leiden University Medical Center
item DAVISON, ANDREW - University Of Glasgow

Submitted to: Archives of Virology
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/4/2016
Publication Date: 5/1/2017
Citation: Adams, M.J., Lefkowitz, E.J., King, A.M., Harrach, B., Harrison, R.L., Knowles, N.J., Kropinski, A., Krupovic, M., Kuhn, J.H., Mushegian, A.R., Nibert, M., Sabanadzovic, S., Sanfacon, H., Siddell, S.G., Simmonds, P., Varsani, A., Zerbini, M.F., Orton, R.J., Smith, D.B., Gorbalenya, A.E., Davison, A.J. 2017. 50 years of formal virus taxonomy: overview and prospects. Archives of Virology. 162:1441-1446.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: To mark the 50th anniversary of the origins of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), we present a brief history of the foundation, consolidation, establishment and growth of this organisation. We also outline recent developments, supported by a grant from the Wellcome Trust, that has facilitated a dialogue with the virology community that will lead to substantial changes to the operations and public contributions of ICTV. These developments aim to generate improved open access resources, including a freely available and regularly updated online ICTV Report. They will also foster a series of meetings focused on major challenges facing virus taxonomy, with the aim of using the outcomes to help inform ICTV policy and practice.