Human Coronavirus-OC43

Hi Dear,

I can not find HCoV-OC43 in new ICTV taxonomy?

May I ask you help me?

Thanks a lot


  • Thank-you Jila for your question, and Eduardo for your spot-on answer. One available method to find the species of a particular virus is through the Virus Metadata Resource. (You can download the VMR spreadsheet from: The VMR provides information on virus isolate exemplars as well as other isolates that have been classified as members of a particular species. The virus, human coronavirus OC43, can be found under the virus name(s) column, and then you can see that it is classified under the species Betacoronavirus 1. The VMR is not a comprehensive listing of all virus isolates, but it is useful as a first place to check when trying to find the correct classification.



    Elliot J. Lefkowitz, Ph.D. | Professor, Department of Microbiology
    Data Secretary | International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses
    University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
    BBRB 277 | 845 19th ST South | Birmingham, AL  35294-2170

  • Hi Dear Prof.Elliot,

    Thanks a lot for your help. I got it but why it is not written in the proposal for betacoronavirus 1?

    With best regards,


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