International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses

Explanation      ( Wikipedia definition )

was created as a committee of the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) and is governed by Statutes approved by the Virology Division. It has the task of developing a single, universal taxonomic scheme for all the viruses infecting animals (vertebrates, invertebrates and protozoa), plants (higher plants and algae), fungi, bacteria and archaea

  • Abbreviation(s): ICTV