Taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales: second update 2018

Piet Maes, Gaya K. Amarasinghe, María A. Ayllón, Christopher F. Basler, Sina Bavari, Kim R. Blasdell, Thomas Briese, Paul A. Brown, Alexander Bukreyev, Anne Balkema-Buschmann, Ursula J. Buchholz, Kartik Chandran, Ian Crozier, Rik L. de Swart, Ralf G. Dietzgen, Olga Dolnik, Leslie L. Domier, Jan F. Drexler, Ralf Dürrwald, William G. DundonW. Paul Duprex, John M. Dye, Andrew J. Easton, Anthony R. Fooks, Pierre B.H. Formenty, Ron A.M. Fouchier, Juliana Freitas-Astúa, Elodie Ghedin, Anthony Griffiths, Roger Hewson, Masayuki Horie, Julia L. Hurwitz, Timothy H. Hyndman, Dàohóng Jiāng, Gary P. Kobinger, Hideki Kondō, Gael Kurath, Ivan V. Kuzmin, Robert A. Lamb, Benhur Lee, Eric M. Leroy, Jiànróng Lǐ, Shin Yi L. Marzano, Elke Mühlberger, Sergey V. Netesov, Norbert Nowotny, Gustavo Palacios, Bernadett Pályi, Janusz T. Pawęska, Susan L. Payne, Bertus K. Rima, Paul Rota, Dennis Rubbenstroth, Peter Simmonds, Sophie J. Smither, Qisheng Song, Timothy Song, Kirsten Spann, Mark D. Stenglein, David M. Stone, Ayato Takada, Robert B. Tesh, Keizō Tomonaga, Noël Tordo, Jonathan S. Towner, Bernadette van den Hoogen, Nikos Vasilakis, Victoria Wahl, Peter J. Walker, David Wang, Lin Fa Wang, Anna E. Whitfield, John V. Williams, Gōngyín Yè, F. Murilo Zerbini, Yong Zhen Zhang, Jens H. Kuhn*

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In October 2018, the order Mononegavirales was amended by the establishment of three new families and three new genera, abolishment of two genera, and creation of 28 novel species. This article presents the updated taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales as now accepted by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1233-1244
Number of pages12
JournalArchives of Virology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2019

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Funding Information:
Funding This work was supported in part through Battelle Memorial Institute’s prime contract with the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) under Contract no. HHSN272200700016I (J.H.K.). This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. HHSN261200800001E (I.C.). This work was also funded in part under Contract No. HSHQDC-15-C-00064 awarded by DHS S&T for the management and operation of the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC), a federally funded research and development center (V.W.); and National Institutes of Health (NIH) contract HHSN272201000040I/HHSN27200004/ D04 and Grant R24AI120942 (N.V., R.B.T.). This work was also supported by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Scottish Government and Welsh Government (Grant number SV3500) (A.R.F.).

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We thank Laura Bollinger (NIH/NIAID Integrated Research Facility at Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD, USA) for critically editing the manuscript.

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© 2019, This is a U.S. government work and its text is not subject to copyright protection in the United States; however, its text may be subject to foreign copyright protection.


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