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Archives of Virology

, Volume 158, Issue 9, pp 2023–2030 | Cite as

Ratification vote on taxonomic proposals to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2013)

  • M. J. AdamsEmail author
  • A. M. Q. King
  • E. B. Carstens
Virology Division News

Keywords

Mosaic Virus Type Species Mottle Virus Streak Virus Taxonomic Proposal 
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In accordance with the statutes of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), the final stage in the process of making changes to the Universal Scheme of Virus Classification is the ratification of taxonomic proposals by ICTV Members. This can occur either at a plenary meeting of ICTV, held during an International Congress of Virology conference, or by circulation of proposals by mail followed by a ballot. As in recent years, a list of proposals that had been subjected to the full, multi-stage review process was prepared and presented on the ICTVonline web pages by December 2012. This review process involved input from the ICTV Study Groups and Subcommittees, other interested virologists, and the ICTV Executive Committee. These proposals were submitted to, and discussed by, the ICTV Executive Committee over the past two years and represent changes to virus taxonomy from that published in the Ninth Report [1] and the changes subsequently approved in February 2012 [2]. The ratification process was performed entirely by email. The proposals were sent electronically via email on 14 January 2013 to the 165 members of ICTV, namely the ICTV executive committee members, life members, ICTV subcommittee members and ICTV national representatives. Members were then requested to vote on whether or not to ratify the taxonomic proposals (voting closed on 14 February 2013).

The following are the taxonomic proposals that were ratified by ICTV members in February 2013. The proposals are organized by subcommittee, and then the filename posted on-line, which contained the specific information about the proposals. Note that by ICTV convention, all approved taxon names are italicized. The details of all these proposals can be obtained at http://www.ictvonline.org/Official_ICTV_Proposals.htm.

Fungal virus subcommittee

2011.001a-dF.A.v2.Cafeteriavirus

2011.001aF

create species named Cafeteria roenbergensis virus in the new genus Cafeteriavirus, family Mimiviridae

2011.001bF

create new genus in the family Mimiviridae

2011.001cF

name the genus Cafeteriavirus

2011.001dF

designate species Cafeteria roenbergensis virus as type species in the new genus

2012.001a-gF.A.v4.Quadriviridae

2012.001aF

create species Rosellinia necatrix quadrivirus 1 in the genus Quadrivirus (new), family Quadriviridae (new)

2012.001bF

create a new genus in the family Quadriviridae

2012.001cF

name the new genus Quadrivirus

2012.001dF

designate Rosellinia necatrix quadrivirus 1 as the type species of the new genus

2012.001eF

create a new unassigned family Quadriviridae

2012.001fF

name the new family Quadriviridae

2012.001gF

assign the new genus Quadrivirus to the new family

2012.004aF.A.v3.Chrysovirus-5sp

2012.004aF

create 5 species (Amasya cherry disease associated chrysovirus, Aspergillus fumigatus chrysovirus, Cryphonectria nitschkei chrysovirus 1, Fusarium oxysporum chrysovirus 1 and Verticillium dahliae chrysovirus 1) in the genus Chrysovirus, family Chrysoviridae

Invertebrate virus subcommittee

2011.001a-gI.A.v2.Mesoniviridae

2011.001aI

create species named Alphamesonivirus 1 in the proposed genus Alphamesonivirus, in the proposed family Mesoniviridae in the order Nidovirales

2011.001bI

create a new genus in the proposed family Mesoniviridae

2011.001cI

name the genus Alphamesonivirus

2011.001dI

designate species Alphamesonivirus 1 as type species in the new genus

2011.001eI

create a new family in the order Nidovirales

2011.001fI

name the family Mesoniviridae

2011.001gI

assign the proposed genus Alphamesonivirus to the new family

2012.001aI.A.v2.Alphabaculovirus-8sp

2012.001aI

create 8 species (Agrotis segetum nucleopolyhedrovirus, Antheraea pernyi nucleopolyhedrovirus, Chrysodeixis chalcites nucleopolyhedrovirus, Clanis bilineata nucleopolyhedrovirus, Euproctis pseudoconspersa nucleopolyhedrovirus, Hyphantria cunea nucleopolyhedrovirus, Leucania separata nucleopolyhedrovirus, and Maruca vitrata nucleopolyhedrovirus) in the genus Alphabaculovirus, family Baculoviridae

Plant virus subcommittee

2011.005a-eP.A.v2.Zeavirus

2011.005aP

create a new genus in the family Tombusviridae

2011.005bP

name the genus Zeavirus

2011.005cP

designate species Maize necrotic streak virus as type species in the new genus

2011.005dP

Remove species Maize necrotic streak virus from its current, unassigned, position in the family Tombusviridae

2011.005eP

Reassign species Maize necrotic streak virus to the new genus

2011.009a-mP.A.v3.split_Necrovirus

2011.009aP

create a new genus in the family Tombusviridae

2011.009bP

name the genus Alphanecrovirus

2011.009cP

designate species Tobacco necrosis virus A as type species in the new genus

2011.009dP

create a new genus in the family Tombusviridae

2011.009eP

name the genus Betanecrovirus

2011.009fP

designate species Tobacco necrosis virus D as type species in the new genus

2011.009gP

Remove species Tobacco necrosis virus A, Olive mild mosaic virus and Olive latent virus 1 from the genus Necrovirus in the family Tombusviridae

2011.009hP

Reassign species Tobacco necrosis virus A, Olive mild mosaic virus and Olive latent virus 1 to genus Alphanecrovirus

2011.009iP

Remove species Tobacco necrosis virus D, Beet black scorch virus and Leek white stripe virus from the genus Necrovirus in the family Tombusviridae

2011.009jP

Reassign species Tobacco necrosis virus D, Beet black scorch virus and Leek white stripe virus to genus Betanecrovirus

2011.009kP

Remove species Chenopodium necrosis virus from the genus Necrovirus in the family Tombusviridae

2011.009lP

Reassign species Chenopodium necrosis virus to be unassigned in the family Tombusviridae

2011.009mP

remove genus Necrovirus from the family Tombusviridae

2011.010a-eP.A.v3.Gallantivirus

2011.010aP

create a new genus in the family Tombusviridae

2011.010bP

name the new genus Gallantivirus

2011.010cP

designate Galinsoga mosaic virus as type species in the new genus

2011.010dP

remove species Galinsoga mosaic virus from the genus Carmovirus in the family Tombusviridae

2011.010eP

re-assign species Galinsoga mosaic virus to the new genus Gallantivirus

2011.010f-iP.A.v3.Macanavirus

2011.010fP

create species named Furcraea necrotic streak virus in the proposed genus Macanavirus in the family Tombusviridae

2011.010gP

create a new genus in the family Tombusviridae

2011.010hP

name the new genus Macanavirus

2011.010iP

designate Furcraea necrotic streak virus as type species in the new genus

2012.002abP.A.v2.Ampelovirus_rev-sp

2012.002aP

create species Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 4 in the genus Ampelovirus, family Closteroviridae

2012.002bP

remove species Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 5 from its position in the genus Ampelovirus, family Closteroviridae

2012.003aP.A.v2.Closteroviridae-5spres

2012.003aP

Restore 5 species created as unassigned in the family Closteroviridae in 2002 but wrongly omitted from the Master Species List: Olive leaf yellowing-associated virus, Little cherry virus 1, Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 7, Megakepasma mosaic virus and Alligatorweed stunting virus

2012.004aP.A.v3.Tobamovirus-8sp

2012.004aP

create 8 species (Bell pepper mottle virus, Cactus mild mottle virus, Clitoria yellow mottle virus, Cucumber mottle virus, Maracuja mosaic virus, Passion fruit mosaic virus, Rattail cactus necrosis-associated virus and Tropical soda apple mosaic virus) in the genus Tobamovirus, family Virgaviridae

2012.005aP.A.v1.Nepovirus-sp

2012.005aP

create species Blueberry latent spherical virus in the genus Nepovirus, subfamily Comovirinae, family Secoviridae, order Picornavirales

2012.006aP.A.v2.Fabavirus-sp

2012.006aP

create species Cucurbit mild mosaic virus in the genus Fabavirus, subfamily Comovirinae, family Secoviridae, order Picornavirales

2012.007aP.A.v2.Emaravirus-sp

2012.007aP

create species Rose rosette virus in the unassigned genus Emaravirus

2012.008aP.A.v1.Nanovirus-sp

2012.008aP

create species Faba bean yellow leaf virus in the genus Nanovirus, family Nanoviridae

2012.009aP.A.v1.Crinivirus-sp

2012.009aP

create species Diodia vein chlorosis virus in the genus Crinivirus, family Closteroviridae

2012.010aP.A.v2.Benyvirus-sp

2012.010aP

create species Rice stripe necrosis virus in the unassigned genus Benyvirus

2012.012aP.A.v1.Tenuivirus-sp

2012.012aP

create species Iranian wheat stripe virus in the unassigned genus Tenuivirus

2012.013aP.A.v1.Tritimovirus-sp

2012.013aP

create species Yellow oat-grass mosaic virus in the genus Tritimovirus, family Potyviridae

2012.014aP.A.v3.Endornavirus-sp

2012.014aP

create species Bell pepper endornavirus in the genus Endornavirus, family Endornaviridae

2012.015aP.A.v1.Carlavirus_remove-sp

2012.015aP

remove species Narcissus symptomless virus from the genus Carlavirus, family Betaflexiviridae, order Tymovirales

2012.016aP.A.v1.Carlavirus-sp

2012.016aP

create species Sweet potato C6 virus in the genus Carlavirus, family Betaflexiviridae, order Tymovirales

2012.017a,bP.A.v2.Alphaflexiviridae-3sp

2012.017aP

create species Blackberry virus E to be unassigned in the family Alphaflexiviridae, order Tymovirales

2012.017bP

create species Allium virus X and Lagenaria mild mosaic virus in the genus Potexvirus, family Alphaflexiviridae, order Tymovirales

2012.018a-pP.A.v4.Geminiviridae

2012.018aP

create species Spinach severe curly top virus in the genus Curtovirus, family Geminiviridae

2012.018bP

create species Spinach curly top Arizona virus in the genus Becurtovirus (new), family Geminiviridae

2012.018cP

create species Turnip curly top virus in the genus Turncurtovirus (new), family Geminiviridae

2012.018dP

create species Eragrostis curvula streak virus in the genus Eragrovirus (new), family Geminiviridae

2012.018eP

create a new genus in the family Geminiviridae

2012.018fP

name the new genus Becurtovirus

2012.018gP

designate Beet curly top Iran virus as the type species of the new genus

2012.018hP

create a new genus in the family Geminiviridae

2012.018iP

name the new genus Turncurtovirus

2012.018jP

designate Turnip curly top virus as the type species of the new genus

2012.018kP

create a new genus in the family Geminiviridae

2012.018lP

name the new genus Eragrovirus

2012.018mP

designate Eragrostis curvula streak virus as the type species of the new genus

2012.018nP

remove the 4 species Spinach curly top virus, Pepper curly top virus, Beet severe curly top virus and Beet mild curly top virus from their present position in the genus Curtovirus

2012.018oP

remove the species Beet curly top Iran virus from its present position in the genus Curtovirus

2012.018pP

re-assign the species Beet curly top Iran virus to genus Becurtovirus

2012.019abP.A.v3.Mastrevirus-17sp,rem-2sp

2012.019aP

create 17 species (Bromus catharticus striate mosaic virus, Digitaria ciliaris striate mosaic virus, Paspalum dilatatum striate mosaic virus, Oat dwarf virus, Chickpea chlorosis virus, Chickpea chlorosis Australia virus, Chickpea redleaf virus, Chickpea yellows virus, Eragrostis minor streak virus, Digitaria didactyla striate mosaic virus, Chickpea chlorotic dwarf virus, Maize streak Reunion virus, Saccharum streak virus, Paspalum striate mosaic virus, Wheat dwarf India virus, Sporolobus striate mosaic virus 1 and Sporolobus striate mosaic virus 2) in the genus Mastrevirus, family Geminiviridae

2012.019bP

remove the species Bean yellow dwarf virus and Setaria streak virus from their present position in the genus Mastrevirus, family Geminiviridae

2012.020a-eP.A.v3.Betaflexiviridae-12sp

2012.020aP

create species Banana virus X and Hardenbergia virus A to be unassigned in the family Betaflexiviridae, order Tymovirales

2012.020bP

create 6 species (Hippeastrum latent virus, Butterbur mosaic virus, Cucumber vein-clearing virus, Helleborus mosaic virus, Hydrangea chlorotic mottle virus, Mirabilis jalapa mottle virus) in the genus Carlavirus, family Betaflexiviridae

2012.020cP

create species Asian prunus virus 1 in the genus Foveavirus, family Betaflexiviridae

2012.020dP

create species Phlomis mottle virus in the genus Trichovirus, family Betaflexiviridae

2012.020eP

create species Actinidia virus A and Actinidia virus B in the genus Vitivirus, family Betaflexiviridae

2012.021aP.A.v1.Trichovirus-sp

2012.021aP

create species Grapevine Pinot gris virus in the genus Trichovirus, family Betaflexiviridae

2012.022aP.A.v1.Carlavirus-3sp

2012.022aP

create 3 species (Phlox virus S, Phlox virus B and Phlox virus M) in the genus Carlavirus, family Betaflexiviridae

Prokaryote virus subcommittee

2011.001a-fB.A.v3.Betafusellovirus

2011.001aB

create 6 species (Sulfolobus spindle-shaped virus 2, Sulfolobus spindle-shaped virus 4, Sulfolobus spindle-shaped virus 5, Sulfolobus spindle-shaped virus 7, Sulfolobus spindle-shaped virus 8, Sulfolobus spindle-shaped virus 9) in the genus Fusellovirus, family Fuselloviridae

2011.001bB

create 2 species (Sulfolobus spindle-shaped virus 6 and Acidianus spindle-shaped virus 1) in the genus Betafusellovirus (new), family Fuselloviridae

2011.001cB

create a new genus in the family Fuselloviridae

2011.001dB

name the new genus Betafusellovirus

2011.001eB

designate Sulfolobus spindle-shaped virus 6 as type species in the new genus

2011.001fB

change the name of the genus Fusellovirus to Alphafusellovirus

2011.008a-cB.A.v2.Ligamenvirales

2011.008aB

create a new order

2011.008bB

name the order Ligamenvirales

2011.008cB

assign the families Lipothrixviridae and Rudiviridae to the new order

2011.009a-eB.A.v2.Betaguttavirus

2011.009aB

create species named Aeropyrum pernix ovoid virus 1 in the genus Betaguttavirus (new) in the family Guttaviridae

2011.009bB

create a new genus in the family Guttaviridae

2011.009cB

name the new genus Betaguttavirus

2011.009dB

designate Aeropyrum pernix ovoid virus 1 as type species of the genus Betaguttavirus

2011.009eB

change the name of the genus Guttavirus to Alphaguttavirus

2011.010aB.A.v2.Caudovirales_genus-ren

2011.010aB

Rename illegitimate genus names within the order Caudovirales as follows:

2011.010aB

“BPP-1-like viruses” to Bppunalikevirus

2011.010aB

“Epsilon15-like viruses” to Epsilon15likevirus

2011.010aB

“LUZ24-like viruses” to Luz24likevirus

2011.010aB

“N4-like viruses” to N4likevirus

2011.010aB

“P22-like viruses” to P22likevirus

2011.010aB

“Phieco32-like viruses” to Phieco32likevirus

2011.010aB

“PhiKMV-like viruses” to Phikmvlikevirus

2011.010aB

“SP6-like viruses” to Sp6likevirus

2011.010aB

“T7-like viruses” to T7likevirus

2011.010aB

“AHJD-like viruses” to Ahjdlikevirus

2011.010aB

“Phi29-like viruses” to Phi29likevirus

2011.010aB

“I3-like viruses” to I3likevirus

2011.010aB

“Mu-like viruses” to Mulikevirus

2011.010aB

“P1-like viruses” to Punalikevirus

2011.010aB

“PhiH-like viruses” to Phihlikevirus

2011.010aB

“PhiKZ-like viruses” to Phikzlikevirus

2011.010aB

“T4-like viruses” to T4likevirus

2011.010aB

“P2-like viruses” to P2likevirus

2011.010aB

“SPO1-like viruses” to Spounalikevirus

2011.010aB

Bcep781likevirus to Bcep78likevirus

2011.010aB

FelixO1likevirus to Felixounalikevirus

2011.010aB

Hap1likevirus to Hapunalikevirus

2011.010aB

PB1likevirus to Pbunalikevirus

2011.010aB

PhiCD119likevirus to Phicd119likevirus

2011.010aB

Hp1likevirus to Hpunalikevirus

2011.010aB

“C2-like viruses” to C2likevirus

2011.010aB

“L5-like viruses” to L5likevirus

2011.010aB

“Lambda-like viruses” to Lambdalikevirus

2011.010aB

“N15-like viruses” to N15likevirus

2011.010aB

“PhiC31-like viruses” to Phic3unalikevirus

2011.010aB

“PsiM1-like viruses” to Psimunalikevirus

2011.010aB

“Spbeta-like viruses” to Spbetalikevirus

2011.010aB

“T1-likeviruses” to Tunalikevirus

2011.010aB

“T5-like viruses” to T5likevirus

2012.004aB.A.v3.Tunalikevirus_8sp

2012.004aB

create 8 species (Escherichia phage Rogue1, Escherichia phage Jk06, Escherichia phage Eb49, Escherichia phage Rtp, Escherichia phage Tls, Cronobacter phage Esp2949-1, Enterobacter phage F20, Shigella phage Shfl1) in the genus “T1-like viruses” (proposed name Tunalikevirus), family Siphoviridae, order Caudovirales

2012.005aB.A.v2.T5likevirus-6sp

2012.005bB

create 6 species (Escherichia phage T5, Escherichia phage Akfv33, Escherichia phage Eps7, Salmonella phage Spc35, Escherichia phage Bf23, Escherichia phage H8) in the genus “T5-like viruses” (proposed name T5likevirus), family Siphoviridae, order Caudovirales

2012.006aB.A.v3.PhiKMV-like-2sp

2012.006aB

create species Pantoea phage Limelight and Pantoea phage Limezero in the genus “PhiKMV-like viruses” (proposed name Phikmvlikevirus), subfamily Autographivirinae, family Podoviridae, order Caudovirales

2012.007a-dB.A.v2.Viunalikevirus

2012.007aB

create 7 species (Salmonella phage ViI, Salmonella phage Sfp10, Salmonella phage Sh19, Escherichia phage Cba120, Escherichia phage PhaxI, Shigella phage Ag3, Dickeya phage Limestone) in the genus Viunalikevirus (new), family Myoviridae, order Caudovirales

2012.007bB

create a new genus in the family Myoviridae

2012.007cB

name the new genus Viunalikevirus

2012.007dB

designate Salmonella phage ViI as the type species of the new genus

2012.008a-dB.A.v3.Yualikevirus

2012.008aB

create 3 species (Pseudomonas phage Yua, Pseudomonas phage M6, Phage phiJl001) in the genus Yualikevirus (new), family Siphoviridae, order Caudovirales

2012.008bB

create a new genus in the family Siphoviridae

2012.008cB

name the new genus Yualikevirus

2012.008dB

designate Pseudomonas phage Yua as the type species of the new genus

Vertebrate virus subcommittee

2010.013aV.A.v3.Ephemerovirus-sp

2010.013aV

create species named Kotonkan virus in the genus Ephemerovirus, family Rhabdoviridae, order Mononegavirales

2011.007a-dV.A.v2.Sigmavirus

2011.007aV

create 7 species (Drosophila melanogaster sigmavirus, Drosophila obscura sigmavirus, Drosophila affinis sigmavirus, Drosophila tristis sigmavirus, Drosophila immigrans sigmavirus, Drosophila ananassae sigmavirus and Muscina stabulans sigmavirus) in the proposed genus Sigmavirus, family Rhabdoviridae, order Mononegavirales

2011.007bV

create a new genus in the family Rhabdoviridae, order Mononegavirales

2011.007cV

name the new genus Sigmavirus

2011.007dV

designate Drosophila melanogaster sigmavirus as the type species of the new genus

2011.008a-dV.A.v2.Tibrovirus

2011.008aV

create species Tibrogargan virus and Coastal Plains virus in the proposed genus Tibrovirus, family Rhabdoviridae, order Mononegavirales

2011.008bV

create a new genus in the family Rhabdoviridae, order Mononegavirales

2011.008cV

name the new genus Tibrovirus

2011.008dV

designate Tibrogargan virus as the type species of the new genus

2011.009aV.A.v3.Ephemerovirus-Sp

2011.009aV

create species Obodhiang virus in the genus Ephemerovirus, family Rhabdoviridae, order Mononegavirales

2011.012a-dV.A.v3.Quaranjavirus

2011.012aV

create species Quaranfil virus and Johnston Atoll virus in the genus Quaranjavirus (new) in the family Orthomyxoviridae

2011.012bV

create a new genus in the family Orthomyxoviridae

2011.012cV

name the new genus Quaranjavirus

2011.012dV

designate Quaranfil virus as as the type species of the new genus

2011.015a-dV.A.v1.Aquamavirus

2011.015aV

create species Aquamavirus A in the genus Aquamavirus (new) in the family Picornaviridae

2011.015bV

create a new genus in the family Picornaviridae

2011.015cV

name the new genus Aquamavirus

2011.015dV

designate Aquamavirus A as the type species of the new genus

2011.017a-dV.A.v1.Cosavirus

2011.017aV

create species Cosavirus A in the genus Cosavirus (new) in the family Picornaviridae

2011.017bV

create a new genus in the family Picornaviridae

2011.017cV

name the new genus Cosavirus

2011.017dV

designate Cosavirus A as the type species of the new genus

2011.018a,bV.A.v2.Enterovirus-Sp,Ren

2011.018aV

create 2 new species, Enterovirus F and Enterovirus J, in the genus Enterovirus, family Picornaviridae

2011.018bV

Change the names of the following ten species: Human enterovirus A to Enterovirus A, Human enterovirus B to Enterovirus B, Human enterovirus C to Enterovirus C, Human enterovirus D to Enterovirus D, Bovine enterovirus to Enterovirus E, Porcine enterovirus B to Enterovirus G, Simian enterovirus A to Enterovirus H, Human rhinovirus A to Rhinovirus A, Human rhinovirus B to Rhinovirus B and Human rhinovirus C to Rhinovirus C

2011.019a-dV.A.v2.Megrivirus

2011.019aV

create species Melegrivirus A in the genus Megrivirus (new) in the family Picornaviridae

2011.019bV

create a new genus in the family Picornaviridae

2011.019cV

name the new genus Megrivirus

2011.019dV

designate Melegrivirus A as as the type species of the new genus

2011.020aV.A.v2.Kobuvirus-Sp

2011.020aV

create species Aichivirus C in the genus Kobuvirus, family Picornaviridae, order Picornavirales

2011.021a-dV.A.v1.Salivirus

2011.021aV

create species Salivirus A in the genus Salivirus (new) in the family Picornaviridae, order Picornavirales

2011.021bV

create a new genus in the family Picornaviridae

2011.021cV

name the new genus Salivirus

2011.021dV

designate Salivirus A as as the type species of the new genus

2011.022a-dV.A.v1.Aurivirus

2011.022aV

create species Haliotid herpesvirus 1 in the genus Aurivirus (new) in the family Malacoherpesviridae, order Herpesvirales

2011.022bV

create a new genus in the family Malacoherpesviridae

2011.022cV

name the new genus Aurivirus

2011.022dV

designate Haliotid herpesvirus 1 as as the type species of the new genus

2012.001a-dV.A.v2.Perhabdovirus

2012.001aV

create 3 species (Perch rhabdovirus, Anguillid rhabdovirus, Sea trout rhabdovirus) in the genus Perhabdovirus (new), family Rhabdoviridae, order Mononegavirales

2012.001bV

create a new genus in the family Rhabdoviridae

2012.001cV

name the new genus Perhabdovirus

2012.001dV

designate Perch rhabdovirus as the type species of the new genus

2012.004aV.A.v3.Arenavirus-sp

2012.004aV

create species named Luna virus in the genus Arenavirus, family Arenaviridae

2012.006aV.A.v1.Cytomegalovirus-4sp

2012.006aV

create 4 species (Papiine herpesvirus 3, Aotine herpesvirus 1, Saimiriine herpesvirus 4, Cebine herpesvirus 1) in the genus Cytomegalovirus, subfamily Betaherpesvirinae, family Herpesviridae, order Herpesvirales

2012.007aV.A.v1.Alphavirus-sp

2012.007aV

create species Madariaga virus in the genus Alphavirus, family Togaviridae

2012.010aV.A.v1.Hantavirus-sp

2012.010aV

create species Sangassou virus in the genus Hantavirus family Bunyaviridae

2012.011a-dV.A.v2.Pegivirus

2012.011aV

create species Pegivirus A and Pegivirus B in the genus Pegivirus (new), family Flaviviridae

2012.011bV

create a new genus in the family Flaviviridae

2012.011cV

name the new genus Pegivirus

2012.011dV

designate Pegivirus A as the type species of the new genus

2012.013a-dV.A.v2.Dicipivirus

2012.013aV

create species Cadicivirus A in the genus Dicipivirus (new), family Picornaviridae

2012.013bV

create a new genus in the family Picornaviridae

2012.013cV

name the new genus Dicipivirus

2012.013dV

designate Cadicivirus A as the type species of the new genus

2012.014aV.A.v1.Kobuvirus-Sp,Ren

2012.014aV

rename species Aichi virus and Bovine kobuvirus (family Picornaviridae, genus Kobuvirus) as Aichivirus A and Aichivirus B, respectively

2012.016aV.A.v2.Siadenovirus-Sp

2012.016aV

create species Skua adenovirus A in the genus Siadenovirus, family Adenoviridae

Conclusion

All of the above taxonomic proposals were unanimously (or nearly unanimously) approved by the members who voted. The return rate of votes was approximately 41 %. There were a small number of objections to the new genus names in the order Caudovirales on the grounds that many of these names are difficult to pronounce. The ICTV Executive Committee understands these objections, but needs also to respect the views of the specialists in this area of virology. These taxonomic changes are now part of the official ICTV taxonomy. An up-to-date list of all approved taxa can be found on the ICTV online web site: http://ictvonline.org under the Taxonomy link.

In addition to these taxonomic changes, a number of changes to the Statutes of ICTV and the International Code of Virus Classification and Nomenclature were also approved. These will be presented in a separate article.

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  • A. M. Q. King
    • 2
  • E. B. Carstens
    • 3
  1. 1.Rothamsted ResearchHarpendenUK
  2. 2.Pirbright LaboratoryThe Pirbright InstituteSurreyUK
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical and Molecular SciencesQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

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