Editorial–Virus Nomenclature

Editorial–Virus Nomenclature Virology Division News 1463 Arch Virol 144/7 (1999) Virology Division News VDN C. R. Pringle Biological Sciences Department, University of Warwick, Coventry, U.K. In a letter to the Editor [1], published in the March issue of Virology Division News, Dr. L. Bos of the DLO Research Institute for Plant Protection in Wageningen expressed his disquiet regarding some recent decisions of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). His particular concern was the increasing divergence of the Universal System of Virus Taxonomy favoured by the ICTV from established conventions of biolog- ical nomenclature. While recognising that virus taxonomy is still at a developmental stage, Dr. Bos argued that the ultimate goal should be a latinized binomial system of nomenclature in harmony with systems of nomenclature for other biological organisms. More specifical- ly, Dr. Bos also took issue with the recent decision of the ICTV to amend Rule 3.40 of the International Code of Virus Classification and Nomenclature [2], which now states that: “Species names are printed in italics and have the first word capitalized. Other words are not capitalized unless they are proper nouns, or parts of proper nouns”. The following comments in response to Dr. Bos’s letter are http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Editorial–Virus Nomenclature

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/editorial-virus-nomenclature-yEwKDlkJOF
Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © Wien by 1999 Springer-Verlag/
Subject
Legacy
ISSN
0304-8608
eISSN
1432-8798
D.O.I.
10.1007/s007050050602
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Virology Division News 1463 Arch Virol 144/7 (1999) Virology Division News VDN C. R. Pringle Biological Sciences Department, University of Warwick, Coventry, U.K. In a letter to the Editor [1], published in the March issue of Virology Division News, Dr. L. Bos of the DLO Research Institute for Plant Protection in Wageningen expressed his disquiet regarding some recent decisions of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). His particular concern was the increasing divergence of the Universal System of Virus Taxonomy favoured by the ICTV from established conventions of biolog- ical nomenclature. While recognising that virus taxonomy is still at a developmental stage, Dr. Bos argued that the ultimate goal should be a latinized binomial system of nomenclature in harmony with systems of nomenclature for other biological organisms. More specifical- ly, Dr. Bos also took issue with the recent decision of the ICTV to amend Rule 3.40 of the International Code of Virus Classification and Nomenclature [2], which now states that: “Species names are printed in italics and have the first word capitalized. Other words are not capitalized unless they are proper nouns, or parts of proper nouns”. The following comments in response to Dr. Bos’s letter are

Journal

Archives of VirologySpringer Journals

Published: Jul 1, 1999

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off