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Title: Primate immunodeficiency virus classification and nomenclature: Review

The International Committee for the Taxonomy and Nomenclature of Viruses does not rule on virus classifications below the species level. The definition of species for viruses cannot be clearly defined for all types of viruses. The complex and interesting epidemiology of Human Immunodeficiency Viruses demands a detailed and informative nomenclature system, while at the same time it presents challenges such that many of the rules need to be flexibly applied or modified over time. As a result, this review outlines the nomenclature system for primate lentiviruses and provides an update on new findings since the last review was written in 2000.
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. National and Kapodistrian Univ. of Athens, Athens (Greece)
  3. Univ. of Montpellier, Montpellier (France); IBC, Computational Biology Institute, Montpellier (France)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1567-1348
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Infection, Genetics and Evolution
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Infection, Genetics and Evolution; Journal ID: ISSN 1567-1348
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
National Institutes of Health (NIH); USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
biological science; immunodeficiency; HIV; lentivirus; nomenclature; classification
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