Virology division news : Taxonomic proposals on the web: New ICTV consultative procedures

Virology division news : Taxonomic proposals on the web: New ICTV consultative procedures Arch Virol (2003) 148: 609–611 DOI 10.1007/s00705-003-0002-3 Taxonomic proposals on the web: New ICTV consultative procedures 1 2 3 M. A. Mayo , C. M. Fauquet , and J. Maniloff Scottish Crop Research Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee, U.K. ILTAB/Danforth Plant Science Center, University of Missouri St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Rochester, New York, U.S.A. Received December 1, 2002; accepted January 10, 2003 Published online March 3, 2003  c Springer-Verlag 2003 The procedures by which virus taxonomy is modified to accommodate new data and new ideas has evolved over the decades since the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) was established. The current procedure is specified in the Statutes [1]. In practice this has meant that proposals to change virus taxonomy and nomenclature are presented to the ICTV Executive Committee (EC), usually, but not exclusively, by the appropriate Subcommittee Chair. The proposals are then discussed by the EC and, either immediately or after further consultation with the proposers, proposals (including modifications in some cases) that are acceptable are recommended to the full ICTV membership, who vote on their formal acceptance. The EC has recently experimented Archives of Virology Springer Journals

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