Submitted to: International Positive Strand RNA Virus Symposium
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/28/1998
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Caliciviruses are a diverse group of positive strand RNA animal viruses. Presently, in the Sixth Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), the family Caliciviridae is comprised of one genus, designated Calicivirus. Recent phylogenetic studies have allowed the present Caliciviridae Study Group to propose the division of the family into four new genera. The four representative strains of the new genera are vesicular exanthema of swine virus, rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus, Norwalk virus, and Sapporo virus (Sapporo/82/Japan). The newly proposed genera and their names are pending approval of the ICTV. The rationale for the new genus proposals and approaches to the formulation of a calicivirus species definition will be presented for discussion.