Possibility and challenges of conversion of current virus species names to Linnaean binomials

Postler, Thomas S., Clawson, Anna N., Amarasinghe, Gaya K., Basler, Christopher F., Bavari, Sbina, Benko, Maria, Blasdell, Kim R., Briese, Thomas, Buchmeier, Michael J., Bukreyev, Alexander, Calisher, Charles H., Chandran, Kartik, Charrel, Remi, Clegg, Christopher S., Collins, Peter L., de la Torre, Juan Carlos, DeRisi, Joseph L., Dietzgen, Ralf G., Dolnik, Olga, Duerrwald, Ralf, Dye, John M., Easton, Andrew J., Emonet, Sebastian, Formenty, Pierre, Fouchier, Ron A. M., Ghedin, Elodie, Gonzalez, Jean-Paul, Harrach, Balazs, Hewson, Roger, Horie, Masayuki, Jiang, Daohong, Kobinger, Gary, Kondo, Hideki, Kropinski, Andrew M., Krupovic, Mart, Kurath, Gael, Lamb, Robert A., Leroy, Eric M., Lukashevich, Igor S., Maisner, Andrea, Mushegian, Arcady R., Netesov, Sergey V., Nowotny, Norbert, Patterson, Jean L., Payne, Susan L., Paweska, Janusz T., Peters, Clarence J., Radoshitzky, Sheli R., Rima, Bertus K., Romanowski, Victor, Rubbenstroth, Dennis, Sabanadzovic, Sead, Sanfacon, Helene, Salvato, Maria S., Schwemmle, Martin, Smither, Sophie J., Stenglein, Mark D., Stone, David M., Takada, Ayato, Tesh, Robert B., Tomonaga, Keizo, Tordo, Noel, Towner, Jonathan S., Vasilakis, Nikos, Volchkov, Viktor E., Wahl-Jensen, Victoria, Walker, Peter J., Wang, Lin-Fa, Varsani, Arvind, Whitfield, Anna E., Zerbini, F. Murilo and Kuhn, Jens H. (2017) Possibility and challenges of conversion of current virus species names to Linnaean binomials. Systematic Biology, 66 3: 463-473. doi:10.1093/sysbio/syw096


Author Postler, Thomas S.
Clawson, Anna N.
Amarasinghe, Gaya K.
Basler, Christopher F.
Bavari, Sbina
Benko, Maria
Blasdell, Kim R.
Briese, Thomas
Buchmeier, Michael J.
Bukreyev, Alexander
Calisher, Charles H.
Chandran, Kartik
Charrel, Remi
Clegg, Christopher S.
Collins, Peter L.
de la Torre, Juan Carlos
DeRisi, Joseph L.
Dietzgen, Ralf G.
Dolnik, Olga
Duerrwald, Ralf
Dye, John M.
Easton, Andrew J.
Emonet, Sebastian
Formenty, Pierre
Fouchier, Ron A. M.
Ghedin, Elodie
Gonzalez, Jean-Paul
Harrach, Balazs
Hewson, Roger
Horie, Masayuki
Jiang, Daohong
Kobinger, Gary
Kondo, Hideki
Kropinski, Andrew M.
Krupovic, Mart
Kurath, Gael
Lamb, Robert A.
Leroy, Eric M.
Lukashevich, Igor S.
Maisner, Andrea
Mushegian, Arcady R.
Netesov, Sergey V.
Nowotny, Norbert
Patterson, Jean L.
Payne, Susan L.
Paweska, Janusz T.
Peters, Clarence J.
Radoshitzky, Sheli R.
Rima, Bertus K.
Romanowski, Victor
Rubbenstroth, Dennis
Sabanadzovic, Sead
Sanfacon, Helene
Salvato, Maria S.
Schwemmle, Martin
Smither, Sophie J.
Stenglein, Mark D.
Stone, David M.
Takada, Ayato
Tesh, Robert B.
Tomonaga, Keizo
Tordo, Noel
Towner, Jonathan S.
Vasilakis, Nikos
Volchkov, Viktor E.
Wahl-Jensen, Victoria
Walker, Peter J.
Wang, Lin-Fa
Varsani, Arvind
Whitfield, Anna E.
Zerbini, F. Murilo
Kuhn, Jens H.
Title Possibility and challenges of conversion of current virus species names to Linnaean binomials
Journal name Systematic Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1063-5157
1076-836X
Publication date 2017-05-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/sysbio/syw096
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 66
Issue 3
Start page 463
End page 473
Total pages 11
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Subject 1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
1311 Genetics
Abstract Botanical, mycological, zoological, and prokaryotic species names follow the Linnaean format, consisting of an italicized Latinized binomen with a capitalized genus name and a lower case species epithet (e.g., Homo sapiens). Virus species names, however, do not follow a uniform format, and, even when binomial, are not Linnaean in style. In this thought exercise, we attempted toconvert all currently official names ofspecies included in the virusfamily Arenaviridae and the virus order Mononegavirales to Linnaean binomials, and to identify and address associated challenges and concerns. Surprisingly, this endeavor was not as complicated or time-consuming as even the authors of this article expected when conceiving the experiment.
Formatted abstract
Botanical, mycological, zoological, and prokaryotic species names follow the Linnaean format, consisting of an italicized Latinized binomen with a capitalized genus name and a lower case species epithet (e.g., Homo sapiens). Virus species names, however, do not follow a uniform format, and, even when binomial, are not Linnaean in style. In this thought exercise, we attempted to convert all currently official names of species included in the virus family Arenaviridae and the virus order Mononegavirales to Linnaean binomials, and to identify and address associated challenges and concerns. Surprisingly, this endeavor was not as complicated or time-consuming as even the authors of this article expected when conceiving the experiment. [Arenaviridae; binomials; ICTV; International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses; Mononegavirales; virus nomenclature; virus taxonomy.]
Keyword Arenaviridae
Binomials
Ictv
International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses
Mononegavirales
Virus nomenclature
Virus taxonomy
Herpes-B-Virus
Viral Taxonomy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID HHSN27200004/D04
HHSN272201000040I
R24AI120942
Institutional Status UQ

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