Taxonomy of prokaryotic viruses: update from the ICTV bacterial and archaeal viruses subcommittee

Taxonomy of prokaryotic viruses: update from the ICTV bacterial and archaeal viruses subcommittee Arch Virol (2016) 161:1095–1099 DOI 10.1007/s00705-015-2728-0 VIROLOGY DIVISION NEWS Taxonomy of prokaryotic viruses: update from the ICTV bacterial and archaeal viruses subcommittee 1 2,3,4 5 • • • Mart Krupovic Bas E. Dutilh Evelien M. Adriaenssens 6 7 8,9 • • • Johannes Wittmann Finn K. Vogensen Mathew B. Sullivan 10 1 11 22 • • • • Janis Rumnieks David Prangishvili Rob Lavigne Andrew M. Kropinski 12 13 14,15 16 • • • • Jochen Klumpp Annika Gillis Francois Enault Rob A. Edwards 17 18 19 20 • • • • Siobain Duffy Martha R. C. Clokie Jakub Barylski Hans-Wolfgang Ackermann Jens H. Kuhn Received: 10 December 2015 / Accepted: 12 December 2015 / Published online: 5 January 2016 Springer-Verlag Wien (Outside the USA) 2016 The prokaryotic virus community is represented on the genome-based relationships between phages. Today, the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) order includes six subfamilies, 80 genera, and 441 species. by the Bacterial and Archaeal Viruses Subcommittee. In This year, additional changes in prokaryotic virus taxon- 2008, the three caudoviral families Myoviridae, Podoviri- omy have been brought forward under the new subcom- dae, and Siphoviridae included only 18 genera and 36 mittee chair, Archives of Virology Springer Journals

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