Dear Sir, I am confused about the acronym of cotton leaf curl Multan virus. Here in list it is mentioned as CLCuMuV whereas in research papers and previous reports it was CLCuMV. Please let me know which one is right?
Thank you for your interest !
Acronyms are not official. The ICTV does not maintain or curate a list of virus acronyms. The same is true for isolate names - they're not official.
This isolate list was prepared by the Geminiviridae SG simply as a service and a guide to the community, hoping that it would lead to more uniformity in the way acronyms and isolate names are written. But this is voluntary, and authors will often use different acronyms and isolate names.
So there is really no "right" or "wrong" acronym, but hopefully authors will use CLCuMuV to avoid confusion.
Hope this helps.