Taxonomy of prokaryotic viruses: 2018-2019 update from the ICTV Bacterial and Archaeal Viruses Subcommittee

Evelien M. Adriaenssens, Matthew B. Sullivan, Petar Knezevic, Leonardo J. van Zyl, B. L. Sarkar, Bas E. Dutilh, Poliane Alfenas-Zerbini, Małgorzata Łobocka, Yigang Tong, James Rodney Brister, Andrea I. Moreno Switt, Jochen Klumpp, Ramy Karam Aziz, Jakub Barylski, Jumpei Uchiyama, Rob A. Edwards, Andrew M. Kropinski, Nicola K. Petty, Martha R.J. Clokie, Alla I. KushkinaVera V. Morozova, Siobain Duffy, Annika Gillis, Janis Rumnieks, İpek Kurtböke, Nina Chanishvili, Lawrence Goodridge, Johannes Wittmann, Rob Lavigne, Ho Bin Jang, David Prangishvili, Francois Enault, Dann Turner, Minna M. Poranen, Hanna M. Oksanen, Mart Krupovic

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Abstract

This article is a summary of the activities of the ICTV’s Bacterial and Archaeal Viruses Subcommittee for the years 2018 and 2019. Highlights include the creation of a new order, 10 families, 22 subfamilies, 424 genera and 964 species. Some of our concerns about the ICTV’s ability to adjust to and incorporate new DNA- and protein-based taxonomic tools are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1253-1260
Number of pages8
JournalArchives of Virology
Volume165
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020
Externally publishedYes

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