ICTV Rules of Orthography

How to write virus names


Below, we provide a brief guide on how to write the names of viruses and virus taxa.


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  2. Van Regenmortel MH. How to write the names of virus species. Arch Virol. 1999;144(5):1041-2. Erratum in: Arch Virol 1999;144(8):1667. PubMed PMID: 10447501.

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