The ICTV's recommendation for how to write a virus name.
The ICTV Study Group recommends using TBRFV as the abbreviation for Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (see https://talk.ictvonline.org/ictv-reports/ictv_online_report/positive-sense-rna-viruses/w/virgaviridae/672/genus-tobamovirus). But keep in mind that this is just a recommendation. The ICTV does not officially endorse virus name abbreviations.
Esteemed virologists, ask them what is the correct form of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus: TBRFV or ToBRFVI appreciate your comments
You are correct. The use of capitalization and italics as indicated in the article above, is meant for official, ICTV-approved taxon names. Proposed, but not yet approved taxon names should be written as per the guidelines above for writing virus names.
Dear ICTV members,
I have a doubt.
Recently, in an article entitled "A major lineage of non-tailed dsDNA viruses as unrecognized killers of marine bacteria", published online on 24 January 2018, as a Letter in Nature, the authors propose the name of a new family, named Autolykiviridae. In their article, authors uses the name Autolykiviridae in italics for define it as a possible new virus family. Is right to use Autolykiviridae in italics in this case, even when this "new family" is not yet recognized by the ICTV?