The ICTV's recommendation for how to write virus, species and other taxa names. (Updated September 16, 2020)
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…
Dear all I have some question about how to write virus name on paper how to underline on the name or noneed to underline
Tomato yellow leaf curl virus 1
Tomato yellow leaf curl virus 2 which number is betterThank you
There is no need to underline a virus name. Virus taxon names should be italicized.
in case of writing on the paper by hand . I can not write italic, what should I do about underline
The ICTV does not have any specific rules for handwritten text. Example number 1 above would probably be my personal preference. Just be sure that the underline is replaced with italics if the text is printed.
Thank you very much. It make me clear.