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Recent changes to virus taxonomy ratified by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2022)

Peter J Walker 1 Stuart G Siddell 2 Elliot J Lefkowitz 3 Arcady R Mushegian 4, * Evelien M Adriaenssens 5 Poliane Alfenas-Zerbini 6 Donald M Dempsey 3 Bas E Dutilh 7 María Laura García 8 R. Curtis Hendrickson 3 Sandra Junglen 9 Mart Krupovic 10 Jens H Kuhn 11 Amy J Lambert 12 Małgorzata Łobocka 13 Hanna M Oksanen 14 Richard J Orton 15 David L Robertson 15 Luisa Rubino 16 Sead Sabanadzovic 17 Peter Simmonds 18 Donald B Smith 18 Nobuhiro Suzuki 19 Koenraad van Doorslaer 20 Anne-Mieke Vandamme 21, 22 Arvind Varsani 23 Francisco Murilo Zerbini 6 
Abstract : This article reports the changes to virus taxonomy approved and ratified by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) in March 2022. The entire ICTV was invited to vote on 174 taxonomic proposals approved by the ICTV Executive Committee at its annual meeting in July 2021. All proposals were ratified by an absolute majority of the ICTV members. Of note, the Study Groups have started to implement the new rule for uniform virus species naming that became effective in 2021 and mandates the binomial 'Genus_name species_epithet' format with or without Latinization. As a result of this ratification, the names of 6,481 virus species (more than 60 percent of all species names currently recognized by ICTV) now follow this format.
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Peter J Walker, Stuart G Siddell, Elliot J Lefkowitz, Arcady R Mushegian, Evelien M Adriaenssens, et al.. Recent changes to virus taxonomy ratified by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2022). Archives of Virology, 2022, 167 (11), pp.2429-2440. ⟨10.1007/s00705-022-05516-5⟩. ⟨pasteur-03816110⟩

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