Virus nomenclature: consensus versus chaos

Virus nomenclature: consensus versus chaos Arch Virol 145/10 (2000) Virology Division News VDN 1 2 3 4 M. H. V. van Regenmortel , M. A. Mayo , C. M. Fauquet , and J. Maniloff IBMC, Strasbourg, France Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee, U.K. ILTAB/Danforth Plant Science Center, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester, New York, U.S.A. Introduction A recent, highly polemical contribution to these columns [10] criticized the workings of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) and suggested that the new Rules about the orthography of virus species names approved by ICTV were leading virus nomenclature into chaos. References to receding or impending chaos are frequently made by those who approve [6, 7] or disapprove [10] of the work done by the ICTV on behalf of the world community of virologists. In his one-sided and unbalanced diatribe against the work of the ICTV, Gibbs [10] raises several issues that need to be answered. We have gauged the opinions of the ICTV Executive Committee and of the ICTV Life Members regarding the various criticisms levelled by Gibbs and summarize the responses below. Several of the respondents deplored the derogatory tone used by Gibbs to Archives of Virology Springer Journals

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