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The Nature and Classification of Viruses

Virology

General Characteristics of Viruses

  1. Marc H.V. Van Regenmortel PhD Emeritus Research Director

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0209

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Van Regenmortel, M. H. 2010. The Nature and Classification of Viruses. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Biotechnology School of the University of Strasbourg, CNRS, Illkirch, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    The Filterability of Viruses
  • 2
    The Nature of Viruses
  • 3
    Viruses should not be Confused with Virus Particles or Virions
  • 4
    Virus Classification and Nomenclature
  • 5
    The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses
  • 6
    The Species Issue in Virology
  • 7
    Virus Identification
  • 8
    The ICTV database (ICTVdB)
  • 9
    Names and Typography of Virus Species
  • 10
    A Possible Future Binomial Nomenclature for Virus Species

Keywords:

  • contagium vivum fluidum;
  • International Committee on Taxonomy of viruses;
  • virus species as polythetic classes;
  • virus species as replicating lineages;
  • ecological niche occupancy;
  • quasi-species misnomer;
  • virus species demarcation;
  • ICTV database (ICTVdB)