How to write virus, species, and other taxa names

The ICTV's recommendation for how to write virus, species and other taxa names. (Updated September 16, 2020)

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  • Hello,

    Bubonic plague is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis and therefore, the nomenclature used to write the name of the infectious agent is that of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes and not the ICTV which deals only with viruses.