Classification and Nomenclature

Viruses are classified based on their morphology, chemical composition and mode of replication. Viruses that infect humans are currently grouped under 21 families. Two main schemes are used for the classification of viruses the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) system and Baltimore classification system. Based on which viruses are placed under 7 groups. Aside from physical data, genome structure and mode of replication are criteria applied in the classification and nomenclature of viruses, including the chemical composition and configuration of the nucleic acid, whether the genome is monopartite or multipartite

  • Track 1-1 DNA Viruses
  • Track 2-2 RNA Viruses
  • Track 3-3 Reverse Transcribing Viruses
  • Track 4-4 Bacterial Viruses
  • Track 5-5 Subviral Agents

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