Virology Division News

Virology Division News Virology Division News Arch Virol 147/5 (2002) 1071 Virus Taxonomy – Houston 2002 M. A. Mayo Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee, U.K. th The 30 meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) was held at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Medical Center, th th Houston, Texas on the 7 and 8 of March of this year. In addition to the regular reviews of ICTV circumstances and procedures, there were three main items of business. These were taxonomic proposals, the ICTV database and ICTV activities at the coming International Virology Congress. The taxonomic proposals discussed are listed below. Most of these had been available for public inspection for some time on the ICTVnet public message board. The proposals are now being examined by the full ICTV membership who will vote to accept or reject them. Those accepted will be reported in future notes in Virology Division News. The taxonomic proposals were: Vertebrate Virus Sub-Committee proposals Family Caliciviridae 1. Assign the name Norovirus to the genus provisionally described as “Norwalk-like viruses”. 2. Assign the name Sapovirus to the genus provisionally described as “Sapporo-like viruses”. Family Bunyaviridae 1. Change the name of the genus Bunyavirus Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Virology Division News

Archives of Virology , Volume 147 (5) – May 1, 2002

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