Taxon-specific suffixes for vernacular names

Taxon-specific suffixes for vernacular names Arch Virol (2006) 151: 1249–1250 DOI 10.1007/s00705-006-0743-x Taxon-specific suffixes for vernacular names 1 2 H. J. Vetten and A.-L. Haenni Biologische Bundesanstalt fur ¨ Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Braunschweig, Germany Institut Jacques Monod, Universités Paris 6 and 7, Paris, France Received February 10, 2006; accepted February 16, 2006 Published online March 23, 2006  Springer-Verlag 2006 In formal virus taxonomy, the names of orders, families, subfamilies, and genera are always printed in italics and the first letters of the names are capitalized. Informal taxonomic names are not italicized or capitalized. For example, the informal names ‘vesiculovirus’, ‘rhabdovirus’ and ‘mononegavirus’ refer to a member of the genus Vesiculovirus, the family Rhabdoviridae, and the order Mononegavirales, respectively. This vernacular use of taxon levels poses no difficulty when referring to virus families whose names are clearly distinct from genus names. In 40 of the 71 virus families, however, the family name is derived from one of the genus names of this family (e.g., Coronaviridae from Coronavirus). This problem is particularly obvious for the 12 families of plant-infecting viruses, ten of which derive their names from a genus name. Furthermore, the genus name Parvovirus has served as basis for coining both the family (Par- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Virology Springer Journals

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Copyright © 2006 by Springer-Verlag
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Biomedicine; Medical Microbiology; Infectious Diseases; Virology
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0304-8608
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1432-8798
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10.1007/s00705-006-0743-x
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Arch Virol (2006) 151: 1249–1250 DOI 10.1007/s00705-006-0743-x Taxon-specific suffixes for vernacular names 1 2 H. J. Vetten and A.-L. Haenni Biologische Bundesanstalt fur ¨ Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Braunschweig, Germany Institut Jacques Monod, Universités Paris 6 and 7, Paris, France Received February 10, 2006; accepted February 16, 2006 Published online March 23, 2006  Springer-Verlag 2006 In formal virus taxonomy, the names of orders, families, subfamilies, and genera are always printed in italics and the first letters of the names are capitalized. Informal taxonomic names are not italicized or capitalized. For example, the informal names ‘vesiculovirus’, ‘rhabdovirus’ and ‘mononegavirus’ refer to a member of the genus Vesiculovirus, the family Rhabdoviridae, and the order Mononegavirales, respectively. This vernacular use of taxon levels poses no difficulty when referring to virus families whose names are clearly distinct from genus names. In 40 of the 71 virus families, however, the family name is derived from one of the genus names of this family (e.g., Coronaviridae from Coronavirus). This problem is particularly obvious for the 12 families of plant-infecting viruses, ten of which derive their names from a genus name. Furthermore, the genus name Parvovirus has served as basis for coining both the family (Par-

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Archives of VirologySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2006

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