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These pages are a window onto the thoughts of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Picornaviridae Study Group. This should allow virologists around the world to view proposed amendments to the taxonomy and classification of picornaviruses and comment on them.

The latest ICTV taxonomic proposals were approved in March 2017 and are detailed in the ICTV Master Species List 2016.

The reference for the Picornaviridae section in the 9th ICTV Report is as follows:

Knowles, N.J., Hovi, T, Hyypiä, T., King, A.M.Q., Lindberg, A.M., Pallansch, M.A.,  Palmenberg, A.C., Simmonds, P., Skern, T., Stanway, G., Yamashita, T. and Zell, R. (2012). Picornaviridae. In: Virus Taxonomy: Classification and Nomenclature of Viruses: Ninth Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. Ed: King, A.M.Q., Adams, M.J., Carstens, E.B. and Lefkowitz, E.J. San Diego: Elsevier, pp 855-880.

Subsequent taxonomic changes are detailed by Adams et al., 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017:

Adams, M.J., King, A.M.Q. and Carstens, E.B. (2013). Ratification vote on taxonomic proposals to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2013). Archives of Virology 158: 2023–2030.

Adams, M.J., Lefkowitz, E.J., King, A.M.Q. and Carstens, E.B. (2014). Ratification vote on taxonomic proposals to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2014). Arch Virol. 159: 2831-2841.

Adams, M.J., Lefkowitz, E.J., King, A.M.Q., Bamford, D.H., Breitbart, M., Davison, A.J., Ghabrial, S.A., Gorbalenya, A.E., Knowles, N.J., Krell, P., Lavigne, R., Prangishvili, D., Sanfaçon, H., Siddell, S.G., Simmonds, P. and Carstens, E.B. (2015). Ratification vote on taxonomic proposals to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2015). Arch. Virol. 160: 1837-1850.

Adams, M.J., Lefkowitz, E.J., King, A.M.Q., Harrach, B., Harrison, R.L., Knowles, N.J., Kropinski, A.M., Krupovic, M., Kuhn, J.H., Mushegian, A.R., Nibert, M., Sabanadzovic, S., Sanfaçon, H., Siddell, S.G., Simmonds, P., Varsani, A., Zerbini, F.M., Gorbalenya, A.E., Davison, A.J. (2016). Ratification vote on taxonomic proposals to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2016). Arch Virol. 161: 2921-2949.

Adams, M.J., Lefkowitz, E.J., King, A.M.Q., Harrach, B., Harrison, R.L., Knowles, N.J., Kropinski, A.M., Krupovic, M., Kuhn, J.H., Mushegian, A.R., Nibert, M., Sabanadzovic, S., Sanfaçon, H., Siddell, S.G., Simmonds, P., Varsani, A., Zerbini, FM., Gorbalenya, A.E., Davison, A.J. (2017). Changes to taxonomy and the International Code of Virus Classification and Nomenclature ratified by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2017). Arch Virol. 2017 Apr 22. doi: 10.1007/s00705-017-3358-5. [Epub ahead of print]  

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