2. An Introduction to Viral Taxonomy with Emphasis on Microbial and Botanical Hosts and the Proposal of Akamara, a Potential Domain for the Genomic Acellular Agents

  1. Christon J. Hurst1,2
  1. Christon J. Hurst1,2

Published Online: 6 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118025666.ch2

Studies in Viral Ecology: Microbial and Botanical Host Systems, Volume 1

Studies in Viral Ecology: Microbial and Botanical Host Systems, Volume 1

How to Cite

Hurst, C. J. (2011) An Introduction to Viral Taxonomy with Emphasis on Microbial and Botanical Hosts and the Proposal of Akamara, a Potential Domain for the Genomic Acellular Agents, in Studies in Viral Ecology: Microbial and Botanical Host Systems, Volume 1 (ed C. J. Hurst), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118025666.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Departments of Biology and Music, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, USA

  2. 2

    Engineering Faculty, Universidad del Valle, Ciudad Universitaria Meléndez, Santiago de Cali, Valle, Colombia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departments of Biology and Music, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, USA

  2. 2

    Engineering Faculty, Universidad del Valle, Ciudad Universitaria Meléndez, Santiago de Cali, Valle, Colombia

  1. This chapter represents a revision of “An Introduction to Viral Taxonomy and the proposal of Akamara, a potential domain for the genomic acellular agents”, which appeared as chapter 2 of the book Viral Ecology, edited by Christon J. Hurst, published in 2000 by Academic Press. All of the artwork contained in this chapter appears courtesy of Christon J. Hurst.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470623961

Online ISBN: 9781118025666

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Keywords:

  • viral taxonomy, microbial and botanical hosts - proposal of Akamara (akamara), domain for genomic acellular agents;
  • proposed new domain Akamara, plus proposed taxonomic structure - levels of kingdom, phylum and class;
  • existing viral families - recognized by ICTV, assigned into genera and families

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Existing Viral Families

  • The Proposed Domain Akamara

  • Conclusions

  • References