Classification and Nomenclature of Viruses

  title={Classification and Nomenclature of Viruses},
  author={Richard I.B. Francki and Claude M. Fauquet and D. L. Knudson and F. Brown},
  booktitle={Archives of Virology},
The results of the meetings of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, held in Madrid, September 1975, are briefly reported: rules of viral nomenclature, composition of the new Executive Committee, and a list of the names so far officially agreed. Introduction The International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), which is a committee of the Section on Virology of the International Association of Microbiological Societies (IAMS), completed a round of meetings during the… 
Recent revisions of the rules of virus classification and nomenclature
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    Archives of Virology
  • 2005
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Evolution and Molecular Biology of Luteoviruses
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The Sobemovirus Group
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