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QR394 Classification. Nomenclature
ICTV Classification of Viruses is the search page for the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) database, which describes "...all viruses of animals (vertebrates, invertebrates, protozoa), plants (higher plants and algae), bacteria, fungi, and archaea from the family level down to strains and isolates."
The site's main page consists of a query page with a keyword field; users should scroll to view search results. Matching entries will feature: (1) viral family taxonomy; (2) genus; (3) type species; and (4) other members (offering descriptions).
The site is sponsored by the Institute for Molecular Virology; Robert M. Bock Laboratories; University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Submit keyword to search field; scroll to view search results.
Index Virum "is a collection of index files which link to lists containing acceptd virus family, genus and species names." These lists are based on The Classification and Nomenclature of Viruses (edited by F.A. Murphy et al., Archives of Virology, Springer Verlag: Wien, New York, 1995). Users may select from three basic databases: Species Names (by alphabetical order only), Family Names (by alphabetical order, general hosts, and nucleic acid composition), and a Taxonomic Structure that indicates the general relationship between families, genera, and species.
Index Virum is copyrighted and maintained by Corneila Buchen-Osmond of the Research School of Biological Science, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, under the auspices of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). This homepage includes links to other ICTV resources.
Available databases may be accessed using an image-mapped schematic, or from hotlinks to respective database categories.