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The Classification of Vertebrate Viruses

Virology

General Characteristics of Viruses

  1. Craig R. Pringle BSc PhD Emeritus Professor

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0210

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Pringle, C. R. 2010. The Classification of Vertebrate Viruses. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. University of Warwick, Biological Sciences Department, Coventry, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Definition of Taxa
  • 3
    The Universal System of Virus Taxonomy
  • 4
    The Concept of the Virus Species
  • 5
    Phylogenetic Analysis and Taxonomy
  • 6
    Virus Evolution

Keywords:

  • classification of vertebrate viruses;
  • virus genera;
  • simplex virus genus;
  • single-stranded DNA viruses;
  • Circoviridae;
  • Parvoviridae;
  • double-stranded DNA viruses;
  • family Iridoviridae