Arch Virol (2014) 159:175–180 DOI 10.1007/s00705-013-1748-x V I ROLO GY D I VI SI ON N E WS Recently agreed changes to the Statutes of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses • • • M. J. Adams E. J. Lefkowitz A. M. Q. King E. B. Carstens Received: 22 April 2013 / Accepted: 25 April 2013 / Published online: 9 July 2013 Springer-Verlag Wien 2013 The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses of ICTV, namely the ICTV EC Members, Life Members, (ICTV; http://www.ictvonline.org/) is a committee of ICTV Subcommittee Members and ICTV National Rep- Virology Division of the International Union of Microbi- resentatives. Members were then requested to vote on ological Societies, and its operation is governed by Statutes whether or not to ratify the proposals (voting closed on 14 agreed with Virology Division. The classiﬁcation and February 2013). The return rate of votes was approximately nomenclature of viruses is then subject to rules formalized 41 %, and all proposed changes were accepted unani- into a Code (required by Statute 8.1). mously. The proposed changes to the Statutes were then The need for a review of the Statutes and Code became submitted to Virology Division and were approved
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