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**New: ICTV 2014 Official Taxonomy **
The 2014 ICTV taxonomy is now available online at
ICTV Master Species List for 2014
is available for download as an Excel Spreadsheet.
A reference for these taxonomic proposals can be found in Archives of Virology:
"Ratification vote on taxonomic proposals to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2015)"
. Arch Virol. 2015 Apr 28. PMID: 25913692.
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 (Animal DNA Viruses and Retroviruses, Animal dsRNA and ssRNA- Viruses, Animal ssRNA+ Viruses, Bacterial and Archaeal Viruses, Fungal and Protist Viruses, or Plant viruses). 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.
2014 ICTV Newsletter #12, May 2015
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ICTV Master Species List (MSL #29) 2014 v4
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New MSL (MSL #29) including all taxa updates since the 2013 release. This MSL provides updates approved during EC 46, in Montreal, Canada, July 2014, and...
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**Revised February 2015!** Template for preparing ICTV taxonomy proposals, including modules for creation of a new Order, Family, Subfamily, Genus, and...
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