Abbreviations for bacterial and fungal virus species names

Abbreviations for bacterial and fungal virus species names Virology Division News 197 Arch Virol 145/1 (2000) Virology Division News VDN 1 2 C. M. Fauquet and C. R. Pringle ILTAB/Danforth Plant Science Center, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. Biological Sciences Department, University of Warwick, Coventry, U.K. Plant virologists have taken the initiative in the development of a standardized system of abbreviation of virus names in response to the particular problems associated with the naming of plant viruses [1, 2, 5]. There is now a compelling case for extending these efforts to embrace all viruses irrespective of their hosts. Increasing awareness of the diversity of viruses and greater reliance on storage of information in electronic databases call for standardization of abbreviations to avoid ambiguity. To extend this process, we have previously compiled lists of abbreviations of the names of the currently recognized species of viruses that infect invertebrate or vertebrate organisms [3, 4]. To complete this process we are now presenting lists of abbreviations of the names of the currently recognized species of viruses that infect bacteria or fungi, as recorded in the 7th Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) [7]. The lists of abbreviations for bacterial, fungal, invertebrate and vertebrate viruses Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Abbreviations for bacterial and fungal virus species names

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