how should we write the ChiLCV in thesis? do we need to italicize this abbreviated form of chilli leaf curl virus?
When writing the formal species name, Chilli leaf curl virus, the name is capitalized and italicized. (e.g. “The virus I just isolated is a member of the species Chilli leaf curl virus”).
When referring to the virus, the name is written in lower case and not italicized: “I recently purified an isolate of chilli leaf curl virus.”