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Title: Virus nomenclature below the species level: a standardized nomenclature for laboratory animal-adapted strains and variants of viruses assigned to the family Filoviridae
Authors: Kuhn, Jens H
Bao, Yiming
Bavari, Sina
Becker, Stephan
Bradfute, Steven
Brister, J Rodney
Bukreyev, Alexander A
Cai, Yingyun
Chandran, Kartik
Davey, Robert A
Dolnik, Olga
Dye, John M
Enterlein, Sven
Gonzalez, Jean-Paul
Weidmann, Manfred
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Issue Date: Jun-2013
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Kuhn JH, Bao Y, Bavari S, Becker S, Bradfute S, Brister JR, Bukreyev AA, Cai Y, Chandran K, Davey RA, Dolnik O, Dye JM, Enterlein S, Gonzalez J & Weidmann M (2013) Virus nomenclature below the species level: a standardized nomenclature for laboratory animal-adapted strains and variants of viruses assigned to the family Filoviridae, Archives of Virology, 158 (6), pp. 1425-1432.
Abstract: The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) organizes the classification of viruses into taxa, but is not responsible for the nomenclature for taxa members. International experts groups, such as the ICTV Study Groups, recommend the classification and naming of viruses and their strains, variants, and isolates. The ICTV Filoviridae Study Group has recently introduced an updated classification and nomenclature for filoviruses. Subsequently, and together with numerous other filovirus experts, a consistent nomenclature for their natural genetic variants and isolates was developed that aims at simplifying the retrieval of sequence data from electronic databases. This is a first important step toward a viral genome annotation standard as sought by the US National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Here, this work is extended to include filoviruses obtained in the laboratory by artificial selection through passage in laboratory hosts. The previously developed template for natural filovirus genetic variant naming (<virus name> <isolation host-suffix>/<country of sampling>/<year of sampling>/<genetic variant designation>-<isolate designation>) is retained, but it is proposed to adapt the type of information added to each field for laboratory animal-adapted variants. For instance, the full-length designation of an Ebola virus Mayinga variant adapted at the State Research Center for Virology and Biotechnology "Vector" to cause disease in guinea pigs after seven passages would be akin to "Ebola virus VECTOR/C.porcellus-lab/COD/1976/Mayinga-GPA-P7". As was proposed for the names of natural filovirus variants, we suggest using the full-length designation in databases, as well as in the method section of publications. Shortened designations (such as "EBOV VECTOR/C.por/COD/76/May-GPA-P7") and abbreviations (such as "EBOV/May-GPA-P7") could be used in the remainder of the text depending on how critical it is to convey information contained in the full-length name. "EBOV" would suffice if only one EBOV strain/variant/isolate is addressed.
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Notes: Additional co-authors: Pierre Formenty, Alexander N. Freiberg, Lisa E. Hensley, Anna N. Honko, Georgy M. Ignatyev, Peter B. Jahrling, Karl M. Johnson, Hans-Dieter Klenk, Gary Kobinger, Matthew G. Lackemeyer, Eric M. Leroy, Mark S. Lever, Loreen L. Lofts, Elke Mühlberger, Sergey V. Netesov, Gene G. Olinger, Gustavo Palacios, Jean L. Patterson, Janusz T. Paweska, Louise Pitt, Sheli R. Radoshitzky, Elena I. Ryabchikova, Erica Ollmann Saphire, Aleksandr M. Shestopalov, Sophie J. Smither, Nancy J. Sullivan, Robert Swanepoel, Ayato Takada, Jonathan S. Towner, Guido van der Groen, Viktor E. Volchkov, Victoria Wahl-Jensen, Travis K. Warren, Kelly L. Warfield, Stuart T. Nichol
Affiliation: National Institutes of Health (US)
National Institutes of Health (US)
United States (US) Army - Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
Philipps-Universitat, Germany
University of New Mexico, USA
National Institutes of Health (US)
University of Texas Medical Branch
National Institutes of Health (US)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Texas Biomedical Research Institute
Philipps-Universitat, Germany
United States (US) Army - Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
Integrated BioTherapeutics Inc
Institut de recherche pour le developpement (IRD)

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