Virus Taxonomy: VIIIth Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses

Other | July 15, 2005

byClaude M. Fauquet, Claude M. Fauquet, M.A. Mayo...EditorM.a. Mayo

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Virus Taxonomy is a standard and comprehensive source for the classification of viruses, created by the International Committee of the Taxonomy of Viruses. The book includes eight taxonomic reports of the ICTV and provides comprehensive information on 3 taxonomic orders of viruses, 73 families, 9 subfamilies, 287 genera, and 1938 virus species. The book also features about 429 colored pictures and diagrams for more efficient learning.

The text is divided into four parts, comprised of 16 chapters and presenting the following features:
• Compiled data from numerous international experts about virus taxonomy and nomenclature
• Organized information on over 6000 recognized viruses, illustrated with diagrams of genome organization and virus replication cycle
• Data on the phylogenetic relationships among viruses of the same and different taxa
• Discussion of the qualitative and quantitative relationships of virus sequences

The book is a definitive reference for microbiologists, molecular biologists, research-level virologists, infectious disease specialists, and pharmaceutical researchers working on antiviral agents. Students and novices in taxonomy and nomenclature will also find this text useful.

* The standard official ITCV reference for virus taxonomy and nomenclature, compiling data from 500 international experts
* Covers over 6000 recognized viruses, organized by family with diagrams of genome organization and virus replication cycle
* Provides data on the phylogenic relationships between viruses belonging to the same or different taxa
* Now includes information about the qualitative and quantitative relationships between virus sequences

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Virus Taxonomy is a standard and comprehensive source for the classification of viruses, created by the International Committee of the Taxonomy of Viruses. The book includes eight taxonomic reports of the ICTV and provides comprehensive information on 3 taxonomic orders of viruses, 73 families, 9 subfamilies, 287 genera, and 1938 virus...

Dr. L. Andrew Ball received a D. Phil. in biochemistry from Oxford University in 1969. He first discovered the attractions of viruses as experimental systems while studying the replication of RNA phage when he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since then he has held academic positions at the National Ins...

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Format:OtherDimensions:1162 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:July 15, 2005Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:008057548X

ISBN - 13:9780080575483

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Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Part I: Introduction to Universal Virus Taxonomy 3

Part II: The Viruses 9

A Glossary of Abbreviations and Terms 10 Taxa Listed by Nucleic Acid and Size of the Genome 12
The Virosphere 2004 14
The Virus Diagrams 14
The Virus Particle Structures 19
The Order of Presentation of the Viruses 23
The Double Stranded DNA Viruses 33
The Single Stranded DNA Viruses 277
The DNA and RNA Reverse Transcribing Viruses 371
The Double Stranded RNA Viruses 441
The Negative Sense Single Stranded RNA Viruses 607
The Positive Sense Single Stranded RNA Viruses 739
The Unassigned Viruses 1127
The Subviral Agents 1143
Viroids 1145
Satellites 1161
Vertebrate Prions 1169
Fungal Prions 1177


Part III: The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses 1189

Officers and Members of the ICTV, 1999-2002 1191
The Statutes of the ICTV, 1998 1203
The Code of Virus Classification and Nomenclature, 1998 1207

Part IV: Indexes 1213

Virus Index 1215
Taxonomic Index 1256