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Title: Filovirus refseq entries: Evaluation and selection of filovirus type variants, Type sequences, And names (Letter)
Author(s): Kuhn, Jens H
Andersen, Kristian G
Bao, Yiming
Bavari, Sina
Becker, Stephan
Bennett, Richard S
Bergman, Nicholas H
Blinkova, Olga
Bradfute, Steven
Brister, J Rodney
Bukreyev, Alexander A
Chandran, Kartik
Chepurnov, Alexander A
Davey, Robert A
Weidmann, Manfred
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Keywords: Bundibugyo virus
cDNA clone
Ebola virus
genome annotation
International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses
Lloviu virus
Marburg virus
Ravn virus
Reston virus
reverse genetics
Sudan virus
Taï Forest virus
virus classification
virus isolate
virus nomenclature
virus strain
virus taxonomy
virus variant
Issue Date: Sep-2014
Citation: Kuhn JH, Andersen KG, Bao Y, Bavari S, Becker S, Bennett RS, Bergman NH, Blinkova O, Bradfute S, Brister JR, Bukreyev AA, Chandran K, Chepurnov AA, Davey RA & Weidmann M (2014) Filovirus refseq entries: Evaluation and selection of filovirus type variants, Type sequences, And names (Letter), Viruses, 6 (9), pp. 3663-3682.
Abstract: Sequence determination of complete or coding-complete genomes of viruses is becoming common practice for supporting the work of epidemiologists, ecologists, virologists, and taxonomists. Sequencing duration and costs are rapidly decreasing, sequencing hardware is under modification for use by non-experts, and software is constantly being improved to simplify sequence data management and analysis. Thus, analysis of virus disease outbreaks on the molecular level is now feasible, including characterization of the evolution of individual virus populations in single patients over time. The increasing accumulation of sequencing data creates a management problem for the curators of commonly used sequence databases and an entry retrieval problem for end users. Therefore, utilizing the data to their fullest potential will require setting nomenclature and annotation standards for virus isolates and associated genomic sequences. The National Center for Biotechnology Information's (NCBI's) RefSeq is a non-redundant, curated database for reference (or type) nucleotide sequence records that supplies source data to numerous other databases. Building on recently proposed templates for filovirus variant naming [<virus name> (<strain>)/<isolation host-suffix>/<country of sampling>/<year of sampling>/<genetic variant designation>-<isolate designation>], we report consensus decisions from a majority of past and currently active filovirus experts on the eight filovirus type variants and isolates to be represented in RefSeq, their final designations, and their associated sequences.
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Rights: © 2014 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (
Notes: Other co-authors: Ralf G. Dietzgen, Norman A. Doggett, Olga Dolnik, John M. Dye, Sven Enterlein, Paul W. Fenimore, Pierre Formenty, Alexander N. Freiberg, Robert F. Garry, Nicole L. Garza, Stephen K. Gire, Jean-Paul Gonzalez, Anthony Griffiths, Christian T. Happi, Lisa E. Hensley, Andrew S. Herbert, Michael C. Hevey, Thomas Hoenen, Anna N. Honko, Georgy M. Ignatyev, Peter B. Jahrling, Joshua C. Johnson, Karl M. Johnson, Jason Kindrachuk, Hans-Dieter Klenk, Gary Kobinger, Tadeusz J. Kochel, Matthew G. Lackemeyer, Daniel F. Lackner, Eric M. Leroy, Mark S. Lever, Elke Mühlberger, Sergey V. Netesov, Gene G. Olinger, Sunday A. Omilabu, Gustavo Palacios, Rekha G. Panchal, Daniel J. Park, Jean L. Patterson, Janusz T. Paweska, Clarence J. Peters, James Pettitt, Louise Pitt, Sheli R. Radoshitzky, Elena I. Ryabchikova, Erica Ollmann Saphire, Pardis C. Sabeti, Rachel Sealfon, Aleksandr M. Shestopalov, Sophie J. Smither, Nancy J. Sullivan, Robert Swanepoel, Ayato Takada, Jonathan S. Towner, Guido van der Groen, Viktor E. Volchkov, Valentina A. Volchkova, Victoria Wahl-Jensen, Travis K. Warren, Kelly L. Warfield, and Stuart T. Nichol

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