Virus species polemics: 14 senior virologists oppose a proposed change to the ICTV definition of virus species

Van Regenmortel, Marc H. V., Ackermann, Hans-Wolfgang, Calisher, Charles H., Dietzgen, Ralf G., Horzinek, Marian C., Keil, Gunther M., Mahy, Brian W. J., Martelli, Giovanni P., Murphy, Frederick A., Pringle, Craig, Rima, Bert K., Skern, Tim, Vetten, H. -J. and Weaver, Scott C. (2013) Virus species polemics: 14 senior virologists oppose a proposed change to the ICTV definition of virus species. Archives of Virology, 158 5: 1115-1119. doi:10.1007/s00705-012-1583-5


Author Van Regenmortel, Marc H. V.
Ackermann, Hans-Wolfgang
Calisher, Charles H.
Dietzgen, Ralf G.
Horzinek, Marian C.
Keil, Gunther M.
Mahy, Brian W. J.
Martelli, Giovanni P.
Murphy, Frederick A.
Pringle, Craig
Rima, Bert K.
Skern, Tim
Vetten, H. -J.
Weaver, Scott C.
Title Virus species polemics: 14 senior virologists oppose a proposed change to the ICTV definition of virus species
Journal name Archives of Virology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0304-8608
1432-8798
Publication date 2013-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00705-012-1583-5
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Volume 158
Issue 5
Start page 1115
End page 1119
Total pages 5
Place of publication Austria
Publisher Springer Wien
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The Executive Committee of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) has recently decided to modify the current definition of virus species (Code of Virus Classification and Nomenclature Rule 3.21) and will soon ask the full ICTV membership (189 voting members) to ratify the proposed controversial change. In this discussion paper, 14 senior virologists, including six Life members of the ICTV, compare the present and proposed new definition and recommend that the existing definition of virus species should be retained. Since the pros and cons of the proposal posted on the ICTV website are not widely consulted, the arguments are summarized here in order to reach a wider audience.
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Q-Index Code CX
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Institutional Status UQ

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