Full name: International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses / Master Species List
Short name: ICTV_MSL
Version: Apr 2008
Release date: 2008-09-30
Authors/editors: M.J. Adams, L.A. Ball, C. B├╝chen-Osmond, E.B. Carstens, P. Christian, A.J. Davison, U. Desselberger, C.M. Fauquet, A.E. Gorbalenya, A.L. Haenni, A.M.Q. King, N.J. Knowles, P.J. Krell, R. Lavigne, E.J. Lefkowitz, D.J. McGeoch, J. Mackenzie, I.J. Molineux, K. Nagasaki, D. Prangishvili, H. Sanfacon, H.S. Savithri, S. Siddell, C. Suttle, J.L. Van Etten, H.J. Vetten
Taxonomic coverage: Viruses
English name of the group: Viruses and subviral agents
Number of species: 2,083
Number of infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 0
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 2,083
Abstract: The International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) has charged the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) with the task of developing, refining, and maintaining a universal virus taxonomy. The goal of this undertaking is to categorize the multitude of known virus into a single classification scheme that reflects their evolutionary relationships, i.e. their individual phylogenies.
Organization: International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV)
Website: http://ictvonline.org