ICTV and the Virology Division News

ICTV and the Virology Division News Virology Division News 1985 Arch Virol 145/9 (2000) Virology Division News VDN 1 2 M. A. Mayo and M. H. V. van Regenmortel Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee, U.K. IBMC, Strasbourg, France Introduction A recent critique of some aspects of the affairs of the International Committee on Taxono- my of Viruses (ICTV) [3] suggests that the link between ICTV and the papers that appear in Virology Division News (VDN) concerning virus taxonomy is unclear. This note is intended to clarify this link and also to illustrate how it has operated in the last several years. Background The constitution of ICTV stipulates that a primary purpose of ICTV is to communicate the results of its deliberations to virologists at large [5]. Whilst this has been, and is, done by preparation of Reports, for example Murphy et al. [6] and van Regenmortel et al. [9], there are intervals between Reports when decisions are made and issues are raised that cannot wait for their resolution until the next taxonomic report is published. Archives of Virology is the offi- cial journal of the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) and ICTV is a committee of the Virology Division of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Virology Springer Journals

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © Wien by 2000 Springer-Verlag/
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Legacy
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0304-8608
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1432-8798
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10.1007/s007050070071
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Virology Division News 1985 Arch Virol 145/9 (2000) Virology Division News VDN 1 2 M. A. Mayo and M. H. V. van Regenmortel Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee, U.K. IBMC, Strasbourg, France Introduction A recent critique of some aspects of the affairs of the International Committee on Taxono- my of Viruses (ICTV) [3] suggests that the link between ICTV and the papers that appear in Virology Division News (VDN) concerning virus taxonomy is unclear. This note is intended to clarify this link and also to illustrate how it has operated in the last several years. Background The constitution of ICTV stipulates that a primary purpose of ICTV is to communicate the results of its deliberations to virologists at large [5]. Whilst this has been, and is, done by preparation of Reports, for example Murphy et al. [6] and van Regenmortel et al. [9], there are intervals between Reports when decisions are made and issues are raised that cannot wait for their resolution until the next taxonomic report is published. Archives of Virology is the offi- cial journal of the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) and ICTV is a committee of the Virology Division of

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