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

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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Adams, M.J., King, A.M.Q. & Carstens, E.B. Ratification vote on taxonomic proposals to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2013). Arch Virol 158, 2023–2030 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-013-1688-5

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Keywords

  • Mosaic Virus
  • Type Species
  • Mottle Virus
  • Streak Virus
  • Taxonomic Proposal