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SDT: A Virus Classification Tool Based on Pairwise Sequence Alignment and Identity Calculation
The perpetually increasing rate at which viral full-genome sequences are being determined is creating a pressing demand for computational tools that will aid the objective classification of theseExpand
Recombination Patterns in Aphthoviruses Mirror Those Found in Other Picornaviruses
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The results suggest that genome regions encoding the structural proteins of both FMDV and other picornaviruses are functionally interchangeable modules, supporting recent proposals that the structural and nonstructural coding regions of the picornovirus are evolving largely independently of one another. Expand
Revision of Begomovirus taxonomy based on pairwise sequence comparisons
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Revised guidelines for the classification and nomenclature of begomoviruses are proposed and genome-wide pairwise identities of 91 % and 94 % are proposed as the demarcation threshold for begomviruses belonging to different species and strains, respectively. Expand
Ratification vote on taxonomic proposals to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2016)
This article lists the changes to virus taxonomy approved and ratified by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) in April 2016.Changes to virus taxonomy (the Universal Scheme ofExpand
The Spread of Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus from the Middle East to the World
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The results suggest that the first TYLCVs most probably arose somewhere in the Middle East between the 1930s and 1950s and that the global spread only began in the 1980s after the evolution of the TYLCV-Mld and -IL strains. Expand
Changes to taxonomy and the International Code of Virus Classification and Nomenclature ratified by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2018)
This article lists the changes to virus taxonomy approved and ratified by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses in February 2018. A total of 451 species, 69 genera, 11 subfamilies, 9Expand
A genome-wide pairwise-identity-based proposal for the classification of viruses in the genus Mastrevirus (family Geminiviridae)
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A user-friendly computer program is presented, SDT (species demarcation tool), for calculating and graphically displaying pairwise genome identity scores, and modified versions of these protocols are proposed that should substantially minimise the degree of classification inconsistency under the current system. Expand
Changes to taxonomy and the International Code of Virus Classification and Nomenclature ratified by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2017)
This article lists the changes to virus taxonomy approved and ratified by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) in March 2017.
Revisiting the taxonomy of the family Circoviridae: establishment of the genus Cyclovirus and removal of the genus Gyrovirus
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Details are provided on an updated Circoviridae taxonomy ratified by the International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses in 2016, which establishes the genus Cyclovirus and reassigns the genus Gyrovirus to the family Anelloviraceae, a separate lineage of animal viruses that also contains circular ssDNA genomes. Expand
Widely Conserved Recombination Patterns among Single-Stranded DNA Viruses
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Combinatorial nature of genetic recombination can potentially provide organisms with immediate access to many more positions in sequence space than can be reached by mutation alone, which implies that natural selection acting against viruses expressing recombinant proteins is a major determinant of nonrandom recombination breakpoint distributions observable in most ssDNA virus families. Expand
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