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Research Project: Detection, Identification, and Characterization of New and Emerging Viral and Bacterial Diseases of Ornamental Plants

Location: Floral and Nursery Plants Research

Title: 2020 taxonomic update for phylum Negarnaviricota (Riboviria; Orthornavirae) including the large orders Bunyavirales and Mononegavirales

Author
item Hammond, John

Submitted to: Archives of Virology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/4/2020
Publication Date: 9/4/2020
Citation: Hammond, J. 2020. 2020 taxonomic update for phylum Negarnaviricota (Riboviria; Orthornavirae) including the large orders Bunyavirales and Mononegavirales. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-020-04731-2.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-020-04731-2

Interpretive Summary: Updates and revisions to viral taxonomy are required periodically to account for new information and discoveries. In March 2020, following the annual International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) ratification vote on newly proposed taxa, the phylum Negarnaviricota was amended. Twenty new genera and 160 new species were added, two genera and four species were deleted, one genus was moved, ten species were moved and renamed, and three genera and 30 species were renamed. This article presents the updated taxonomy of Negarnaviricota as now accepted by the ICTV. This information will be utilized by virologists and regulatory officials worldwide to ensure that viruses can be correctly identified, and their relationships to other viruses can be understood.

Technical Abstract: In March 2020, following the annual International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) ratification vote on newly proposed taxa, the phylum Negarnaviricota was amended and emended: 20 new genera and 160 new species were added, two genera and four species were deleted, one genus was moved, ten species were moved and renamed, and three genera and 30 species were renamed. This article presents the updated taxonomy of Negarnaviricota as now accepted by the ICTV.