Taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales: update 2017

Gaya K. Amarasinghe, Yīmíng Bào, Christopher F. Basler, Sina Bavari, Martin Beer, Nicolás Bejerman, Kim R. Blasdell, Alisa Bochnowski, Thomas Briese, Alexander Bukreyev, Charles H. Calisher, Kartik Chandran, Peter L. Collins, Ralf G. Dietzgen, Olga Dolnik, Ralf Dürrwald, John M. Dye, Andrew J. Easton, Hideki Ebihara, Qi FangPierre Formenty, Ron A.M. Fouchier, Elodie Ghedin, Robert M. Harding, Roger Hewson, Colleen M. Higgins, Jian Hong, Masayuki Horie, Anthony P. James, Dàohóng Jiāng, Gary P. Kobinger, Hideki Kondo, Gael Kurath, Robert A. Lamb, Benhur Lee, Eric M. Leroy, Ming Li, Andrea Maisner, Elke Mühlberger, Sergey V. Netesov, Norbert Nowotny, Jean L. Patterson, Susan L. Payne, Janusz T. Paweska, Michael N. Pearson, Rick E. Randall, Peter A. Revill, Bertus K. Rima, Paul Rota, Dennis Rubbenstroth, Martin Schwemmle, Sophie J. Smither, Qisheng Song, David M. Stone, Ayato Takada, Calogero Terregino, Robert B. Tesh, Keizo Tomonaga, Noël Tordo, Jonathan S. Towner, Nikos Vasilakis, Viktor E. Volchkov, Victoria Wahl-Jensen, Peter J. Walker, Beibei Wang, David Wang, Fei Wang, Lin Fa Wang, John H. Werren, Anna E. Whitfield, Zhichao Yan, Gongyin Ye, Jens H. Kuhn*

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In 2017, the order Mononegavirales was expanded by the inclusion of a total of 69 novel species. Five new rhabdovirus genera and one new nyamivirus genus were established to harbor 41 of these species, whereas the remaining new species were assigned to already established genera. Furthermore, non-Latinized binomial species names replaced all paramyxovirus and pneumovirus species names, thereby accomplishing application of binomial species names throughout the entire order. This article presents the updated taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales as now accepted by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2493-2504
Number of pages12
JournalArchives of Virology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology


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