Here we propose to abolish the order Caudovirales keeping all underlying taxonomic ranks in the class Caudoviricetes. We also propose to abolish the morphology-based phage families Myoviridae, Siphoviridae and Podoviridae which have been repeatedly shown not to be monophyletic.
|Title of host publication||International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses|
|Subtitle of host publication||ICTV|
|Publisher||International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|