VIRALZONE NEWS Virus Acronyms February 2018
Most named virus have an associated acronym to facilitate communication. Hence Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 can be shortened as HIV-1. We have compiled a document that keeps track of the history and acronyms of vertebrate viruses names, based on the 2017 official viral species. Vertebrate virus acronyms by species

Herpesvirus resource September 2017
A Herpesvirus page have been developed to describe the specific molecular biology of herpesviridae. This includes a deeper description of the virion, the virus life-cycle, a list of herpesviridae host-virus interactions

Taxonomy update September 2017
The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV ) has ratified in january 2017 the creation of 11 new families and 126 new genera. ViralZone has been updated accordingly, and in taxonomy pages these new nodes are tagged as .

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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
February, 2018
622 Virus description pages:
  • 121 Families
  • 492 Genera
  • 9 individual Species

216 Viral molecular biology pages

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