Virology Division News 2065 Arch Virol 144/10 (1999) Virology Division News VDN Virus Taxonomy at the XIth International Congress of Virology, Sydney, Australia, 1999 C. R. Pringle ICTV Secretary, Biological Science Department, University of Warwick, Coventry, U.K. Introduction The Eleventh International Congress of Virology was held from 9th–13th August at the Convention Cente, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia. The Congress included a Work- shop on the Taxonomy of Viruses, and was also the occasion of the Eleventh Plenary Meeting of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) and the Twenty- eighth Meeting of the Executive Committee of the ICTV. Taxonomic proposals Several taxonomic proposals, that had arrived too late to be incorporated in to the 7th Report of the ICTV, which is now in press, were considered and approved by the Executive Committee at a meeting prior to the Congress. Later in the week all the proposals were ratified at the Plenary Meeting as required by the Statutes of the ICTV. These taxonomic decisions involve plant and vertebrate viruses. There were no taxonomic proposals featur- ing bacterial or fungal viruses; decisions on several proposals affecting the taxonomy of invertebrate viruses were deferred and referred back to the relevant Study
Archives of Virology – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 1, 1999
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