Proposal for a revised taxonomy of the family Filoviridae: classification, names of taxa and viruses, and virus abbreviations

@article{Kuhn2010ProposalFA,
  title={Proposal for a revised taxonomy of the family Filoviridae: classification, names of taxa and viruses, and virus abbreviations},
  author={Jens H Kuhn and Stephan Becker and Hideki Ebihara and Thomas W. Geisbert and Karl M. Johnson and Yoshihiro Kawaoka and W. Ian Lipkin and A. Negredo and Sergey V Netesov and Stuart T Nichol and Gustavo Palacios and Clarence J. Peters and Antonio Tenorio and Viktor E. Volchkov and Peter B Jahrling},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
  year={2010},
  volume={155},
  pages={2083-2103}
}
The taxonomy of the family Filoviridae (marburgviruses and ebolaviruses) has changed several times since the discovery of its members, resulting in a plethora of species and virus names and abbreviations. The current taxonomy has only been partially accepted by most laboratory virologists. Confusion likely arose for several reasons: species names that consist of several words or which (should) contain diacritical marks, the current orthographic identity of species and virus names, and the… CONTINUE READING
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