International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV)
Comité international de taxonomie des virus
1966 Moscow USSR
1966, Moscow (USSR), at International Congress of Microbiology, as part of B-XB1314 - International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS). Comes within K-XE9623 - IUMS Division of Virology.
Develop an internationally agreed taxonomy for viruses; establish internationally agreed names for taxonomic groups of viruses; communicate the latest results on the classification and nomenclature of viruses to virologists by holding meetings and publishing reports.
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Executive Committee, comprising President, Vice President, 2 Secretaries, 6 Sub-committee Chairpersons and 8 elected members. 68 Study Groups with a membership of over 400 specialist virologists.
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