Volume 12, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



At an informal meeting following the New York Academy of Sciences symposium on “Biology of the Trachoma Agent” in May 1961, an committee was formed to try to establish a uniform system of nomenclature for trachoma virus isolations. At the 8th International Congress of Microbiology, August, 1962, the committee presented the views of the majority of persons interested enough to communicate their thoughts on the subject. The final recommendations which were voted by those present at Montreal followed the system proposed by Dr. Leslie Collier in almost all respects. The elements are as follows.

(a)The term TRIC refers to the trachoma-inclusion conjunctivitis group of viruses.

(b)This space would be left blank or can be filled in when this information is available.

(c)The country or state from which this specimen was obtained is to be designated by the internationally recognized automobile plate letters, with such further geographic designation as is necessary for clarity.


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