Description

The practical need to partition the world of viruses into distinguishable, universally agreed upon entities is the ultimate justification for developing a virus classification system. Since 1971, the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) operating on behalf of the world community of virologists has taken on the task of developing a single, universal taxonomic scheme for all viruses infecting animals (vertebrate, invertebrates, and protozoa), plants (higher plants and algae), fungi, bacteria, and archaea. The current report builds on the accumulated taxonomic construction of the eight previous reports dating back to 1971 and records the proceedings of the Committee since publication of the last report in 2005. Representing the work of more than 500 virologists worldwide, this report is the authoritative reference for virus organization, distinction, and structure.

Readership

Research level virologists, microbiologists, molecular biologists, infectious disease specialists and those in the pharma sector working on antivirals

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Part I. Introduction

Part II. The Viruses

Order. Caudovirales

Family. Myoviridae

Genus. “T4-like viruses”

Genus. “P1-like viruses”

Genus. “P2-like viruses”

Genus. “Mu-like viruses”

Genus. “SPO1-like viruses”

Genus. “PhiH-like viruses”

Genus. “phiKZ-like viruses”

Genus. “I3-like viruses”

Family. Podoviridae

Genus. “BPP-1-like viruses”

Genus. “Epsilon15-like viruses”

Genus. “LUZ24-like viruses”

Genus. “N4-like viruses”

Genus. “P22-like viruses”

Genus. “Phieco32-like viruses”

Subfamily. Autographivirinae

Genus. “PhiKMV-like viruses”

Genus. “SP6-like viruses”

Genus. “T7-like viruses”

Subfamily. Picovirinae

Genus. “AHJD-like viruses”

Genus. “Phi29-like viruses”

Family. Siphoviridae

Genus. “Lambda-like viruses”

Genus. “T1-like viruses”

Genus. “T5-like viruses”

Genus. “L5-like viruses”

Genus. “c2-like viruses”

Genus. “PsiM1-like viruses”

Genus. “PhiC31-like viruses”

Genus. “N15-like viruses”

Genus. “SPbeta-like viruses”

Order. Herpesvirales

Family. Alloherpesviridae

Genus. Batrachovirus

Genus. Cyprinivirus

Genus. Ictalurivirus

Genus. Salmonivirus

Family. Herpesviridae

Subfamily. Alphaherpesvirinae

Genus. Iltovirus

Genus. Mardivirus

Genus. Simplexvirus

Genus. Varicellovirus

Subfamily. Betaherpesvirinae

Genus. Cytomegalovirus

Genus. Muromegalovirus

Genus. Proboscivirus

Genus. Roseolovirus

Subfamily. Gammaherpesvirinae

Genus. Lymphocryptovirus

Genus. Macavirus

Genus. Percavirus

Genus. Rhadinovirus

Family. Malacoherpesviridae

Genus. Ostreavirus

Details

No. of pages:
1338
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Print ISBN:
9780123846846
Electronic ISBN:
9780123846853