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Unique identifier OMICS_22578
Alternative names International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, Virus taxonomy
Restrictions to use None
Community driven No
Data access File download, Browse
User data submission Not allowed
Maintained Yes


  • person_outline Elliot Lefkowitz

Publication for International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses

ICTV citations


Genome Sequence of a Novel Alloherpesvirus Isolated from Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis)

Genome Announc
PMCID: 5946053
PMID: 29748409
DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00403-18
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[…] cleotide sequences of the second exon of the DNA packaging terminase subunit 1 gene and the entire DNA polymerase catalytic subunit gene showed the closest relationship to IcHV2 (93.2% identity). The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses may wish to consider whether a new species (Silurid herpesvirus 1) should be established for the novel virus. […]


Expression of Phi11 Gp07 Causes Filamentation in Escherichia coli

PMCID: 5944126
PMID: 29785217
DOI: 10.2174/1874285801812010107

[…] According to International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) classification, Caudovirales (the bacteriophages that have tails) is a taxonomic order within the kingdom Virus. There are at least 1442 phages in […]


Two New Lytic Bacteriophages of the Myoviridae Family Against Carbapenem Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii

Front Microbiol
PMCID: 5936750
PMID: 29760690
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00850

[…] .The comparative genomic analysis between our bacteriophages and those deposited in GenBank was performed using BLASTn and BLAST Ring Image Generator (BRIG) (Alikhan et al., ). The newest proposal of International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) (https://talk.ictvonline.org/files/ictv_official_taxonomy_updates_since_the_8th_report/m/prokaryote-official/5901) (Adams et al., ) was taken as t […]


Viral Diversity of House Mice in New York City

PMCID: 5904411
PMID: 29666290
DOI: 10.1128/mBio.01354-17

[…] (27%); the putative matrix and phosphoproteins were dissimilar to any known sequence by unrestricted BLASTp similarity searches. We were unable to place MuFARV into any genus currently recognized by ICTV through phylogenetic analysis of the polymerase (L) protein (). MuFARV is located on a monophyletic branch that is rooted in a posterior position relative to the Vesiculo-, Sprivi-, Perhabdo-, Le […]


Molecular characterization of the first saltwater crocodilepox virus genome sequences from the world’s largest living member of the Crocodylia

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5884845
PMID: 29618766
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-23955-6

[…] microscopy, and via PCR amplification of the RNA polymerase subunit gene. At this stage, no taxonomic classification has been granted for SwCRV by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV; https://talk.ictvonline.org/taxonomy/) due to the lack of genome sequence data and unclear evolutionary history with other members of the family Poxviridae. In this study, we determined two nove […]


A novel cardiovirus in wild rats

Virol J
PMCID: 5872539
PMID: 29587779
DOI: 10.1186/s12985-018-0968-9

[…] .7–97.1%, respectively. Although SX1 failed to meet the criteria that a new Cardiovirus species should have < 60% aa identity of P1 comparing with the other known Cardiovirus species according to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, the results of phylogenetic analysis indicated that SX1 might be a novel type of Cardiovirus.Fig. 2We further analyzed the key proteins of SX1 which mai […]


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ICTV institution(s)
Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA; MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, Glasgow, UK; School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK; Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
ICTV funding source(s)
Supported by a grant from the Wellcome Trust [WT108418AIA]; contributions from the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies, the American Society of Virology, and the Microbiology Society; and support from Archives of Virology.

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