Zika virus update February 2016

A dedicated ViralZone page has been created to describe the emerging pathogen Zika virus. It includes few data on the virus epidemiology

ICTV taxonomy update November 2015

The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses has updated Virus Taxonomy in 2014, voted and accepted it in 2015 . 1 new Family, and 52 new Genera. Viralzone taxonomy has been updated accordingly, new taxonomic pages are marked by the logo.

HIV resource October 2015
A HIV home page have been developed to describe the molecular biology of HIV and the effect of antiretroviral drugs on it. This resource is supported by the Swiss South Africa Joint Research Programme.

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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
November, 2015
532 Virus description pages:
  • 101 Families
  • 543 Genera
  • 9 individual Species

216 Viral molecular biology pages

Linking to:
(UniProt release 2016_01)

  • 431 reference proteomes
  • 16,605 manually reviewed proteins
  • 2,497,899 unreviewed viral proteins

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