original documents of formal proposals to ICNV/ICTV

Dear admin,

I can not find the original documents of formal proposals to ICNV or ICTV. For example, Coronavirus (1968) and Astrovirus (Sep. 1975).

Could you please help me?

Thanks a lot.

Zhiwen Hu (huzhiw@cuz.edu.cn)

  • Zhiwen,

    The ICTV does not have proposal files for taxonomic decisions made prior to 2002. These decisions were recorded in the printed ICTV Reports and in Report summaries. We link the Report Summaries to individual taxa as appropriate, but we do not have permission to provide copyrighted Report chapters prior to the 9th Report from our web site. (We are trying to get permission to provide these documents online.)

    The genus Coronavirus, was defined in the first ICTV release in 1971 and was therefore part of the 1st Report. The genus Astrovirus was defined in 1995 and is documented in the 6th Report. 

    Best regards,

    Elliot Lefkowitz, ICTV Data Secretary

  • Dear Elliot Lefkowitz,

    Thank you for your insightful comments. 

    Best regards,

    Zhiwen Hu