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ICTV taxonomy update September 2014
The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses has released Virus Taxonomy: 2013, voted and accepted in 2014. 7 new Families, and 47 new Genera. Viralzone taxonomy has been updated accordingly, new taxonomic pages are marked by the logo.

Ebolavirus and measles updated August 2014

The structure of filoviruses nucleocapsid have been refined in 2012(PubMed), and morbiliviruses nucleocapsid as well (PubMed), and the ViralZone figures have been updated accordingly. Moreover an ebola virus cycle is available.

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Publication: ViralZone: a knowledge resource to understand virus diversity. Hulo C, de Castro E, Masson P, Bougueleret L, Bairoch A, Xenarios I, Le Mercier P. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan;39(Database issue):D576-82.

ViralZone current statistics
October, 2014
526 Virus description pages:
  • 97 Families
  • 420 Genera
  • 9 individual Species

211 Viral molecular biology pages

Linking to:
(UniProt release 2014_08)

  • 401 reference strains
  • 16,479 manually reviewed proteins
  • 2,075,771 unreviewed viral proteins

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