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

van Regenmortel, MHV and Burke, DS and Calisher, CH and Dietzgen, RG and Fauquet, CM and Ghabrial, SA and Jahrling, PB and Johnson, KM and Holbrook, MR and Horzinek, MC and Keil, GM and Kuhn, JH and Mahy, BWJ and Martelli, GP and Pringle, C and Rybicki, EP and Skern, T and Tesh, RB and Wahl-Jensen, V and Walker, PJ and Weaver, SC (2010) A proposal to change existing virus species names to non-Latinized binomials. Archives of Virology, 155 (11). 1909 - 1919. ISSN 0304-8608

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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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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
van Regenmortel, MHV
Burke, DSdonburke@pitt.eduDONBURKE
Calisher, CH
Dietzgen, RG
Fauquet, CM
Ghabrial, SA
Jahrling, PB
Johnson, KM
Holbrook, MR
Horzinek, MC
Keil, GM
Kuhn, JH
Mahy, BWJ
Martelli, GP
Pringle, C
Rybicki, EP
Skern, T
Tesh, RB
Wahl-Jensen, V
Walker, PJ
Weaver, SC
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for Vaccine Research
Date: 1 November 2010
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Archives of Virology
Volume: 155
Number: 11
Page Range: 1909 - 1919
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/s00705-010-0831-9
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Epidemiology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0304-8608
Date Deposited: 07 May 2015 19:23
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 16:57


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