I'm raising a discussion about a usage of "bacteriovirus "to describe viruses that infect bacteria.
As bacteriophage could also refer to amoeba (that eat bacteria), I like to use bacterioviruses as did P. Forterre in his book chapter (Encyclopedia of Microbiology 2009, evolution and systematics, 370) or found in papers (e.g. Abedon, S.T.; Murray, K.L. Archaeal viruses, not archaeal phages: An archaeological dig. Archaea 2013, 2013, 251245).
What is ICTV opinion about this.
Is this acceptable or not ?