The ICTV's recommendation for how to write species and virus names. (Updated May 28, 2019)
Please, how do I write the official ICTV name for Maize streak virus, for instance? I could see it's still same thing.
When referring to the species, the correct way to write the name would be: "The species Maize streak virus belongs to the genus Mastrevirus...".
Thank you very much. Would it be official to abbreviate as MSV-A or MSV/A?
While the ICTV does not officially define abbreviations for virus species, we do provide recommendations fro abbreviating virus names. These abbreviations are provided in the Virus Metadata Resource (VMR): https://ictv.global/vmr/. For the virus, maize streak virus, the suggested abbreviations are MSV/A through MSV/J and MSV/X depending on the virus isolate. The VMR provides GenBank accession numbers linking each virus and abbreviation to the sequence record of the corresponding virus strain. MSV/A is the abbreviation for the exemplar virus (South Africa/A) of the species.
This is very clear now.
Please one more thing, my supervisor wants me to use ICTV strain name of specific MSVs in my experiment with their accession number. Please, can you throw more lights on getting this strain name?
The strain names are provided in the VMR mentioned above.