VIRALZONE NEWS Virus receptors table July 2018
A table of virus receptors displays 254 host-virus interactions. The search box on top right of the table allows to select data from any strings of characters.

Enveloped viruses July 2018
Enveloped virus are now illustrated on taxonomic list by a blue background: see this example.

Baltimore classification update June 2018
Upon taxonomy update presented by ICTV in early 2018, a new order called retrovirales (ortervirales) has been created. It contains viruses from Baltimore classification ssRNA(RT) and dsDNA(RT). To simplify our classification and include this new order, the “ssRNA(RT)” and “dsDNA(RT)” Baltimore classification have been merged into “reverse transcribing viruses”.

Taxonomy update June 2018
The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV ) has ratified in january 2018 the creation of 1 order, 7 families, 10 sub-families and 58 genera. ViralZone has been updated accordingly, and in taxonomy pages these new nodes are tagged as .

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

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

216 Viral molecular biology pages

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