TAXONOMY: GET IT RIGHT OR LEAVE IT ALONE

CHARLES H. CALISHER Arthropod-Borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado; National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia

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BRIAN W. J. MAHY Arthropod-Borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado; National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia

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    van Regenmortel MHV, 2000. Preface. van Regenmortel MHV, Fauquet CM, Bishop DHL, Carstens EB, Estes MK, Lemon SM, Maniloff J, Mayo MA, McGeoch DJ, Pringle CR, Wickner RB, eds. Virus Taxonomy. Seventh Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, xi–xii.

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    van Regenmortel MHV, Fauquet CM, Bishop DHL, Carstens EB, Estes MK, Lemon SM, Maniloff J, Mayo MA, McGeoch DJ, Pringle CR, Wickner RB, eds, 2000. Virus Taxonomy. Seventh Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

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    Gibbs AJ, 2000. Virus nomenclature descending into chaos. Arch Virol 145 :1505–1507.

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    Bos L, 1999. The naming of viruses: an urgent call to order. Arch Virol 144 :631–636.

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    van Regenmortel MH, Mayo MA, Fauquet CM, Maniloff J, 2000. Virus nomenclature: consensus versus chaos. Arch Virol 145 :2227–2232.

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    van Regenmortel MH, Fauquet CM, 2002. Only italicised species names of viruses have a taxonomic meaning. Arch Virol 147 :2247–2250.

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    van Regenmortel MHV, 1999. How to write the names of virus species. Arch Virol 144 :1041–1042.

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    Drebot MA, Henchal E, Hjelle B, LeDuc JW, Repik JT, Roehrig PM, Schmaljohn CS, Shope RE, Tesh RB, Weaver SC, Calisher CH, 2002. Improved clarity of meaning from the use of both formal species names and common (vernacular) virus names in virological literature. Arch Virol 147 :2465–2472.

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    van Regenmortel MH, Maniloff J, Calisher CH, 1991. The concept of virus species. Arch Virol 120 :313–314.

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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2002. Interstate shipment of etiologic agents; select agents. Fed Reg 67 :54605–54607.

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