Consensus paper “The new scope of virus taxonomy: partitioning the virosphere into 15 hierarchical ranks”

Dr. Luisa Rubino is among the authors of the consensus paper “The new scope of virus taxonomy: partitioning the virosphere into 15 hierarchical ranks”, recently published in Nature Microbiology.

The Executive Committee dell’International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), the non-profit global organization responsible for developing the taxonomy of all viruses, regardless of their hosts, formalizes the implementation of virus taxonomy by extending it to 15 taxonomic ranks. As a result of the change to the classification hierarchy, virus taxonomy finally aligns with the Linnaean taxonomic structure, mirroring the taxonomies of cellular organisms, and may accomodate the whole genomic diversity in the virosphere.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-020-0709-x