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Genetic and phenotypic characterization of sylvatic dengue virus type 4 strains

Rossi, S. L., Nasar, F., Cardosa, J., Mayer, S. V., Tesh, R. B., Hanley, K. A., Weaver, S. C. & Vasilakis, N., Feb 5 2012, In : Virology. 423, 1, p. 58-67 10 p.

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28 Scopus citations

Genetic characterization, molecular epidemiology, and phylogenetic relationships of insect-specific viruses in the taxon Negevirus

Nunes, M. R. T., da Silva, S. P., Cardoso, J. F., de Oliveira, R. S., da Silva Lemos, P., Vasconcelos, P. F. C., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., Apr 1 2017, In : Virology. 504, p. 152-167 16 p.

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25 Scopus citations

Genome sequence of chiqui virus, a novel reovirus isolated from mosquitoes collected in Colombia

Contreras-Gutiérrez, M. A., Guzman, H., Cardoso, J. F., Popov, V. L., Nunes, M. R. T., Uribe, S., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., Sep 27 2018, In : Microbiology Resource Announcements. 7, 12, e00881-18.

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1 Scopus citations

Genomes of viral isolates derived from different mosquitos species

Sadeghi, M., Popov, V., Guzman, H., Phan, T. G., Vasilakis, N., Tesh, R. & Delwart, E., Oct 15 2017, In : Virus Research. 242, p. 49-57 9 p.

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14 Scopus citations

Genomic characterisation of Cuiaba and Charleville viruses: arboviruses (family Rhabdoviridae, genus Sripuvirus) infecting reptiles and amphibians

Vasilakis, N., Tesh, R. B., Widen, S., Mirchandani, D. & Walker, P. J., Feb 15 2019, In : Virus Genes. 55, 1, p. 87-94 8 p.

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2 Scopus citations

Genomic characterization of yogue, kasokero, issyk-kul, keterah, gossas, and thiafora viruses: Nairoviruses naturally infecting bats, shrews, and ticks

Walker, P. J., Widen, S. G., Firth, C., Blasdell, K. R., Wood, T. G., Travassos Da Rosa, A. P. A., Guzman, H., Tesh, R. B. & Vasilakis, N., Nov 4 2015, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 93, 5, p. 1041-1051 11 p.

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17 Scopus citations

GloPID-R report on chikungunya, o'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus, part 2: Epidemiological distribution of o'nyong-nyong virus

GloPID-R Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus Working Group, Dec 2019, In : Antiviral research. 172, 104611.

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2 Scopus citations

GloPID-R report on chikungunya, o'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus, part 3: Epidemiological distribution of Mayaro virus

GloPID-R Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus Working Group, Dec 2019, In : Antiviral research. 172, 104610.

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3 Scopus citations

GloPID-R report on chikungunya, o'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus, part 5: Entomological aspects

GloPID-R Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus Working Group, Feb 2020, In : Antiviral research. 174, 104670.

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1 Scopus citations

GloPID-R report on Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus, part I: Biological diagnostics

GloPID-R Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus Working Group, Jun 2019, In : Antiviral research. 166, p. 66-81 16 p.

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13 Scopus citations

History and Emergence of Zika Virus

Gubler, D. J., Vasilakis, N. & Musso, D., 2017, In : Journal of Infectious Diseases. 216, p. S860-S867

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34 Scopus citations

ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Rhabdoviridae

ICTV Report Consortium, Apr 2018, In : Journal of General Virology. 99, 4, p. 447-448 2 p.

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52 Scopus citations

ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Nyamiviridae

ICTV Report Consortium, Dec 1 2017, In : Journal of General Virology. 98, 12, p. 2914-2915 2 p., 000973.

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1 Scopus citations

ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Artoviridae

Dietzgen, R. G., Jiāng, D., Kuhn, J. H. & Vasilakis, N., 2019, In : Journal of General Virology. 100, 8, p. 1202-1203 2 p.

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Identification of a new newcastle disease virus isolate from Indonesia represents an ancestral lineage of class II genotype XIII

Forrester, N. L., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Travassos Da Rosa, A. P., Ksiazek, T. G., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., Aug 1 2013, In : Virus Genes. 47, 1, p. 168-172 5 p.

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9 Scopus citations

Identification of dengue fever cases in Houston, Texas, with evidence of autochthonous transmission between 2003 and 2005

Murray, K. O., Rodriguez, L. F., Herrington, E., Kharat, V., Vasilakis, N., Walker, C., Turner, C., Khuwaja, S., Arafat, R., Weaver, S. C., Martinez, D., Kilborn, C., Bueno, R. & Reyna, M., Dec 1 2013, In : Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 13, 12, p. 835-845 11 p.

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50 Scopus citations

Identification of mosquito bloodmeals collected in diverse habitats in Malaysian borneo using COI barcoding

Young, K. I., Medwid, J. T., Azar, S. R., Huff, R. M., Drumm, H., Coffey, L. L., Jason Pitts, R., Buenemann, M., Vasilakis, N., Perera, D. & Hanley, K. A., Jun 2020, In : Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. 5, 2, 51.

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2 Scopus citations

Impact of preexisting dengue immunity on Zika virus emergence in a dengue endemic region

Rodriguez-Barraquer, I., Costa, F., Nascimento, E. J. M., Júnior, N. N., Castanha, P. M. S., Sacramento, G. A., Cruz, J., Carvalho, M., De Olivera, D., Hagan, J. E., Adhikarla, H., Wunder, E. A., Coêlho, D. F., Azar, S. R., Rossi, S. L., Vasilakis, N., Weaver, S. C., Ribeiro, G. S., Balmaseda, A., Harris, E. & 5 others, Nogueira, M. L., Reis, M. G., Marques, E. T. A., Cummings, D. A. T. & Ko, A. I., Feb 8 2019, In : Science. 363, 6427, p. 607-610 4 p.

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59 Scopus citations

Insect-specific virus discovery: Significance for the arbovirus community

Bolling, B. G., Weaver, S. C., Tesh, R. B. & Vasilakis, N., Sep 10 2015, In : Viruses. 7, 9, p. 4911-4928 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

99 Scopus citations

Insect-Specific Viruses: A Historical Overview and Recent Developments

Roundy, C. M., Azar, S. R., Rossi, S. L., Weaver, S. C. & Vasilakis, N., 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Advances in Virus Research.

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19 Scopus citations

Insect-specific viruses and their potential impact on arbovirus transmission

Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., Dec 1 2015, In : Current Opinion in Virology. 15, p. 69-74 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

47 Scopus citations

Insect-specific viruses detected in laboratory mosquito colonies and their potential implications for experiments evaluating arbovirus vector competence

Bolling, B. G., Vasilakis, N., Guzman, H., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Popov, V. L., Thangamani, S. & Tesh, R. B., Feb 1 2015, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 92, 2, p. 422-428 7 p.

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30 Scopus citations

Into the woods: Changes in mosquito community composition and presence of key vectors at increasing distances from the urban edge in urban forest parks in Manaus, Brazil

Hendy, A., Hernandez-Acosta, E., Chaves, B. A., Fé, N. F., Valério, D., Mendonça, C., Lacerda, M. V. G. D., Buenemann, M., Vasilakis, N. & Hanley, K. A., Jun 2020, In : Acta Tropica. 206, 105441.

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1 Scopus citations

Itaya virus, a novel orthobunyavirus associated with human febrile illness, Peru

Hontz, R. D., Guevara, C., Halsey, E. S., Silvas, J., Santiago, F. W., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Casanova, W., Vasilakis, N., Watts, D. M., Kochel, T. J., Ebihara, H. & Aguilar, P. V., 2015, In : Emerging infectious diseases. 21, 5, p. 781-788 8 p.

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14 Scopus citations

Kolente virus, a rhabdovirus species isolated from ticks and bats in the Republic of Guinea

Ghedin, E., Rogers, M. B., Widen, S. G., Guzman, H., da Rosa, A. P. A. T., Wood, T. G., Fitch, A., Popov, V., Holmes, E. C., Walker, P. J., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., Dec 2013, In : Journal of General Virology. 94, PART 12, p. 2609-2615 7 p.

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21 Scopus citations

Koolpinyah and Yata viruses: Two newly recognised ephemeroviruses from tropical regions of Australia and Africa

Blasdell, K. R., Widen, S. G., Diviney, S. M., Firth, C., Wood, T. G., Guzman, H., Holmes, E. C., Tesh, R. B., Vasilakis, N. & Walker, P. J., 2014, In : Veterinary Microbiology. 174, 3-4, p. 547-553 7 p.

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5 Scopus citations

Lack of evidence for Zika virus transmission by Culex mosquitoes

Roundy, C. M., Azar, S. R., Brault, A. C., Ebel, G. D., Failloux, A. B., Fernandez-Salas, I., Kitron, U., Kramer, L. D., Lourenço-de-Oliveira, R., Osorio, J. E., Paploski, I. D., Vazquez-Prokopec, G. M., Ribeiro, G. S., Ritchie, S. A., Tauro, L. B., Vasilakis, N. & Weaver, S. C., Oct 18 2017, In : Emerging microbes & infections. 6, 10, p. e90

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15 Scopus citations

Ledantevirus: A proposed new genus in the rhabdoviridae has a strong ecological association with bats

Blasdell, K. R., Guzman, H., Widen, S. G., Firth, C., Wood, T. G., Holmes, E. C., Tesh, R. B., Vasilakis, N. & Walker, P. J., Feb 1 2015, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 92, 2, p. 405-410 6 p.

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20 Scopus citations

Lineage II of southeast Asian/American DENV-2 is associated with a severe dengue outbreak in the Peruvian Amazon

Williams, M., Mayer, S. V., Johnson, W. L., Chen, R., Volkova, E., Vilcarromero, S., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Suarez-Ognio, L., Long, K. C., Hanley, K. A., Morrison, A. C., Vasilakis, N. & Halsey, E. S., Sep 1 2014, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 91, 3, p. 611-620 10 p.

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27 Scopus citations

Malpais spring virus is a new species in the genus vesiculovirus

Vasilakis, N., Widen, S., Travassos Da Rosa, A. P. A., Wood, T. G., Walker, P. J., Holmes, E. C. & Tesh, R. B., 2014, In : Virology journal. 10, 69.

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2 Scopus citations

Malpais spring virus is a new species in the genus vesiculovirus.

Vasilakis, N., Widen, S., Travassos da Rosa, A. P., Wood, T. G., Walker, P. J., Holmes, E. C. & Tesh, R. B., 2013, In : Virology journal. 10, 69.

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7 Scopus citations

Mercadeo virus: A novel mosquito-specific flavivirus from Panama

Carrera, J. P., Guzman, H., Beltrán, D., Díaz, Y., López-Vergès, S., Torres-Cosme, R., Popov, V., Widen, S., Wood, T., Weaver, S., Cáceres-Carrera, L., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., Nov 4 2015, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 93, 5, p. 1014-1019 6 p.

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16 Scopus citations

Mesoniviruses are mosquito-specific viruses with extensive geographic distribution and host range

Vasilakis, N., Guzman, H., Firth, C., Forrester, N. L., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Rossi, S. L., Ghedin, E., Popov, V., Blasdell, K. R., Walker, P. J. & Tesh, R. B., May 20 2014, In : Virology journal. 11, 1, 97.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Scopus citations

Modeling Zika Virus Infection in Mice

Rossi, S. & Vasilakis, N., Jul 1 2016, In : Cell Stem Cell. 19, 1, p. 4-6 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

11 Scopus citations

Molecular classification of outcomes from dengue virus -3 infections

Brasier, A. R., Zhao, Y., Wiktorowicz, J. E., Spratt, H. M., Nascimento, E. J. M., Cordeiro, M. T., Soman, K. V., Ju, H., Recinos, A., Stafford, S., Wu, Z., Marques, E. T. A. & Vasilakis, N., Mar 1 2015, In : Journal of Clinical Virology. 64, p. 97-106 10 p.

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10 Scopus citations

Molecular epidemiology of dengue in Panama: 25 years of circulation

Díaz, Y., Chen-Germán, M., Quiroz, E., Carrera, J. P., Cisneros, J., Moreno, B., Cerezo, L., Martinez-Torres, A. O., Moreno, L., De Mosca, I. B., Armién, B., Chen, R., Vasilakis, N. & López-Vergès, S., Aug 20 2019, In : Viruses. 11, 8, 764.

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Negevirus: A proposed new taxon of insect-specific viruses with wide geographic distribution

Vasilakis, N., Forrester, N. L., Palacios, G., Nasar, F., Savji, N., Rossi, S. L., Guzman, H., Wood, T. G., Popov, V., Gorchakov, R., González, A. V., Haddow, A. D., Watts, D. M., da Rosa, A. P. A. T., Weaver, S. C., Lipkin, W. I. & Tesha, R. B., Mar 2013, In : Journal of virology. 87, 5, p. 2475-2488 14 p.

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88 Scopus citations

Niakha virus: A novel member of the family Rhabdoviridae isolated from phlebotomine sandflies in Senegal

Vasilakis, N., Widen, S., Mayer, S. V., Seymour, R., Wood, T. G., Popov, V., Guzman, H., Travassos da Rosa, A. P. A., Ghedin, E., Holmes, E. C., Walker, P. J. & Tesh, R., Sep 2013, In : Virology. 444, 1-2, p. 80-89 10 p.

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20 Scopus citations

Outbreak of Zika Virus Infection, Chiapas State, Mexico, 2015, and First Confirmed Transmission by Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes in the Americas

Guerbois, M., Fernandez-Salas, I., Azar, S. R., Danis-Lozano, R., Alpuche-Aranda, C. M., Leal, G., Garcia-Malo, I. R., Diaz-Gonzalez, E. E., Casas-Martinez, M., Rossi, S. L., Del Río-Galván, S. L., Sanchez-Casas, R. M., Roundy, C. M., Wood, T. G., Widen, S. G., Vasilakis, N. & Weaver, S. C., Nov 1 2016, In : Journal of Infectious Diseases. 214, 9, p. 1349-1356 8 p.

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119 Scopus citations

Possibility and challenges of conversion of current virus species names to Linnaean binomials

Postler, T. S., Clawson, A. N., Amarasinghe, G. K., Basler, C. F., Bavari, S., Benko, M., Blasdell, K. R., Briese, T., Buchmeier, M. J., Bukreyev, A., Calisher, C. H., Chandran, K., Charrel, R., Clegg, C. S., Collins, P. L., De La Torre, J. C., DeRisi, J. L., Dietzgen, R. G., Dolnik, O., Dürrwald, R. & 52 others, Dye, J. M., Easton, A. J., Emonet, S., Formenty, P., Fouchier, R. A. M., Ghedin, E., Gonzalez, J. P., Harrach, B., Hewson, R., Horie, M., Jiāng, D., Kobinger, G., Kondo, H., Kropinski, A. M., Krupovic, M., Kurath, G., Lamb, R. A., Leroy, E. M., Lukashevich, I. S., Maisner, A., Mushegian, A. R., Netesov, S. V., Nowotny, N., Patterson, J. L., Payne, S. L., Paweska, J. T., Peters, C. J., Radoshitzky, S. R., Rima, B. K., Romanowski, V., Rubbenstroth, D., Sabanadzovic, S., Sanfaçon, H., Salvato, M. S., Schwemmle, M., Smither, S. J., Stenglein, M. D., Stone, D. M., Takada, A., Tesh, R. B., Tomonaga, K., Tordo, N., Towner, J. S., Vasilakis, N., Volchkov, V. E., Wahl-Jensen, V., Walker, P. J., Wang, L. F., Varsani, A., Whitfield, A. E., Murilo Zerbini, F. & Kuhn, J. H., May 1 2017, In : Systematic Biology. 66, 3, p. 463-473 11 p.

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10 Scopus citations

Potential for sylvatic and urban Aedes mosquitoes from Senegal to transmit the new emerging dengue serotypes 1, 3 and 4 in West Africa

Gaye, A., Wang, E., Vasilakis, N., Guzman, H., Diallo, D., Talla, C., Ba, Y., Dia, I., Weaver, S. C. & Diallo, M., Feb 2019, In : PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 13, 2, e0007043.

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4 Scopus citations

Potential for Zika Virus to Establish a Sylvatic Transmission Cycle in the Americas

Althouse, B. M., Vasilakis, N., Sall, A. A., Diallo, M., Weaver, S. C. & Hanley, K. A., Dec 15 2016, In : PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 10, 12, e0005055.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

49 Scopus citations

Reversible sensory polyneuropathy during an arboviral outbreak in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

do Rosário, M. S., de Jesus, P. A. P., Farias, D. S., Novaes, M. A. C., Santos, C. S., Azar, S. R., Vasilakis, N., de Moura, D. L., Lima, F. W. D. M., Alcantara, L. C. J. & de Siqueira, I. C., Aug 15 2018, In : Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 391, p. 3-4 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

1 Scopus citations

Role of microglia in the dissemination of zika virus from mother to fetal brain

Xu, P., Shan, C., Dunn, T. J., Xie, X., Xia, H., Gao, J., Labastida, J. A., Zou, J., Villarreal, P. P., Schlagal, C. R., Yu, Y., Vargas, G., Rossi, S. L., Vasilakis, N., Shi, P. Y., Weaver, S. C. & Wu, P., Jul 2020, In : PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 14, 7, p. 1-21 21 p., e0008413.

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Seek and you shall find — Unknown pathogens?

Vasilakis, N. & Walker, D. H., May 30 2019, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 380, 22, p. 2174-2175 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Seroprevalence of neutralizing antibodies against dengue virus in two localities in the state of Morelos, Mexico

Amaya-Larios, I. Y., Martínez-Vega, R. A., Mayer, S. V., Galeana-Hernández, M., Comas-García, A., Sepúlveda-Salinas, K. J., Falcón-Lezama, J. A., Vasilakis, N. & Ramos-Castañeda, J., Nov 1 2014, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 91, 5, p. 1057-1065 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

27 Scopus citations

Short report: Whole genome analysis of Sierra Nevada virus, a novel mononegavirus in the family Nyamiviridae

Rogers, M. B., Cui, L., Fitch, A., Popov, V., Travassos Da Rosa, A. P. A., Vasilakis, N., Tesh, R. B. & Ghedin, E., Jul 2014, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 91, 1, p. 159-164 6 p.

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11 Scopus citations

Short report: Infection dynamics of sylvatic dengue virus in a natural primate host, the African green monkey

Hanley, K. A., Guerbois, M., Kautz, T. F., Brown, M., Whitehead, S. S., Weaver, S. C., Vasilakis, N. & Marx, P. A., Oct 1 2014, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 91, 4, p. 672-676 5 p.

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9 Scopus citations

Sinu virus, a novel and divergent orthomyxovirus related to members of the genus Thogotovirus isolated from mosquitoes in Colombia

Contreras-Gutiérrez, M. A., Nunes, M. R. T., Guzman, H., Uribe, S., Gallego Gómez, J. C., Suaza Vasco, J. D., Cardoso, J. F., Popov, V. L., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., Jan 15 2017, In : Virology. 501, p. 166-175 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

Strengthening the Interaction of the Virology Community with the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) by Linking Virus Names and Their Abbreviations to Virus Species

Calisher, C. H., Briese, T., Brister, J. R., Charrel, R. N., Dürrwald, R., Ebihara, H., Fulhorst, C. F., Gao, G. F., Groschup, M. H., Haddow, A. D., Hyndman, T. H., Junglen, S., Klempa, B., Klingström, J., Kropinski, A. M., Krupovic, M., Labeaud, A. D., Maes, P., Nowotny, N., Nunes, M. R. T. & 12 others, Payne, S. L., Radoshitzky, S. R., Rubbenstroth, D., Sabanadzovic, S., Sasaya, T., Stenglein, M. D., Varsani, A., Wahl, V., Weaver, S. C., Zerbini, F. M., Vasilakis, N. & Kuhn, J. H., Sep 1 2019, In : Systematic Biology. 68, 5, p. 828-839 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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