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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  • One of our future goals is to provide a database of synonyms for virus names that are classified as members of a particular species. But other than the Virus Metadata Resource (https://ictv.global/vmr/) that provides a list of exemplar viruses for each species, we do not yet have a complete database of synonyms.

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