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ICTV 2013 Official Taxonomy
The 2013 ICTV taxonomy is now available online at
ICTV Master Species List for 2013
(version 2) is available for download as an Excel Spreadsheet.
A literature reference for taxonomic proposals approved in 2013 has been published in Archives of Virology:
Ratification vote on taxonomic proposals to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2014). PMID: 24906522.
Official taxonomy proposals representing all of the taxonomic changes approved by the ICTV since the publication of the ICTV 8th Report can be found here:
Submitting Taxonomic Proposals
ICTV welcomes taxonomic proposals from any interested individual. To submit a proposal, download and complete the relevant parts of the taxonomic template (available at
) and e-mail it to the appropriate subcommittee chair (Invertebrate, Fungal, Plant, Prokaryote or Vertebrate). Names and e-mail addresses can be found at
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The ICTV Ninth Report
Congratulations to everyone involved in this monumental effort. Preparation of the Ninth Report has encompassed 6 years of work, and has involved hundreds of virologists putting together the most up-to-date internationally accepted taxonomy and nomenclature of all viruses. At 1327 pages, it is the largest report ICTV has ever published including 6 orders, 87 families, 19 subfamilies, 349 genera and 2284 virus and viroid species. It can be ordered from
ICTV gratefully acknowledges financial support from the
American Society for Virology (USA)
Society for General Microbiology (UK)
, and the
Virology Division of IUMS
. ICTV also very gratefully acknowledges the support it receives from all its Executive Committee members, Study Group members and National Representatives who volunteer a huge amount of their time and financial support to ensure that ICTV continues to function for the good of virology.
2 days ago
**Revised February 2015!** Template for preparing ICTV taxonomy proposals, including modules for creation of a new Order, Family, Subfamily, Genus, and Species, as well as modules to remove/move or change name(s); also a module for non-standard proposals that do not fit in any other modules.
ICTV Master Species List 2013 v2
8 months ago
New MSL including all taxa updates since the 2012 release. This MSL provides updates approved during EC45 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and ratified by the ICTV...
2013 ICTV Newsletter #11, February 2014
over 1 year ago
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