Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 35043230
Link to DOI – 10.1007/s00705-021-05323-4
Arch Virol 2022 Apr; 167(4): 1231-1234
Following the results of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Ratification Vote held in March 2021, a standard two-part “binomial nomenclature” is now the norm for naming virus species. Adoption of the new nomenclature is still in its infancy; thus, it is timely to reiterate the distinction between “virus” and “virus species” and to provide guidelines for naming and writing them correctly.