B1 Non-refereed journal articles
Bacterial Viruses Subcommittee and Archaeal Viruses Subcommittee of the ICTV : update of taxonomy changes in 2021 (2021)

Krupovic, M., Turner, D., Morozova, V., Dyall-Smith, M., Oksanen, H. M., Edwards, R., Dutilh, B. E., Lehman, S. M., Reyes, A., Baquero, D. P., Sullivan, M. B., Uchiyama, J., Nakavuma, J., Barylski, J., Young, M. J., Du, S., Alfenas-Zerbini, P., Kushkina, A., Kropinski, A. M., . . . Adriaenssens, E. M. (2021). Bacterial Viruses Subcommittee and Archaeal Viruses Subcommittee of the ICTV : update of taxonomy changes in 2021. Archives of Virology, 166(11), 3239-3244. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-021-05205-9

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All authors or editors: Krupovic, Mart; Turner, Dann; Morozova, Vera; Dyall-Smith, Mike; Oksanen, Hanna M.; Edwards, Rob; Dutilh, Bas E.; Lehman, Susan M.; Reyes, Alejandro; Baquero, Diana P.; et al.

Journal or series: Archives of Virology

ISSN: 0304-8608

eISSN: 1432-8798

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 166

Issue number: 11

Pages range: 3239-3244

Publisher: Springer

Publication country: Austria

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-021-05205-9

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77638

Additional information: Virology Division News.


In this article, we – the Bacterial Viruses Subcommittee and the Archaeal Viruses Subcommittee of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) – summarise the results of our activities for the period March 2020 – March 2021. We report the division of the former Bacterial and Archaeal Viruses Subcommittee in two separate Subcommittees, welcome new members, a new Subcommittee Chair and Vice Chair, and give an overview of the new taxa that were proposed in 2020, approved by the Executive Committee and ratified by vote in 2021. In particular, a new realm, three orders, 15 families, 31 subfamilies, 734 genera and 1845 species were newly created or redefined (moved/promoted).

Keywords: virology; viruses; bacteriophages; systematics

Free keywords: viruses

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Ministry reporting: Yes

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