Classification of papillomaviruses.

  title={Classification of papillomaviruses.},
  author={Ethel-Michele de Villiers and Claude M. Fauquet and Thomas R. Broker and H. F. Bernard and Harald zur Hausen},
  volume={324 1},
One hundred eighteen papillomavirus (PV) types have been completely described, and a yet higher number of presumed new types have been detected by preliminary data such as subgenomic amplicons. The classification of this diverse group of viruses, which include important human pathogens, has been debated for three decades. This article describes the higher-order PV taxonomy following the general criteria established by the International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), reviews the… CONTINUE READING
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