Comment on  Simmonds et al 2017, "Consensus Statement  Viral taxonomy in the age of metagenomics" submitted by Marc Van Regenmortel 14/02/2017

The comment below has been posted at the request of Marc Van Regenmortel. The comment is in reference to the article "Consensus statement: Virus taxonomy in the age of metagenomics" published in Nature Reviews Microbiology: Nat Rev Microbiol. 2017 Mar;15(3):161-168. PMID: 28134265, and discussed on this site under "Metagenomic sequencing and its impact on virus classification". 

A review paper by Marc Van Regenmortel discussing this Consensus  statement is available online  in Current Topics in Virology 13 : 59-68 ( 2016).