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Families with vertebrate hosts



A virus is a member of a group of disease-producing agents parasitic in plants and animals, unable to multiply outside the host tissues; invisible by ordinary microscopical methods, so small as to pass through filters which retain bacteria.

There is much argument as to whether viruses are "living" or not.

Viral classification is a developing discipline, with addition as and changes to the taxonomic structure occurring regularly. The list of viral families includes only those with vertebrate hosts and the names and listings will be subject to change, as internationally accepted nomenclature alters.

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Primary References at the level of this taxa
B66 Abercrombie, Hickman & Johnson
A Dictionary of Biology
B59 Craig E Greene
Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat
B21 P J Quinn, M E Carter, B Markey, G R Carter
Clinical Veterinary Microbiology
B72 R I B Francki, C M Fauquet, D L Knudson, F Brown
Classification and Nomenclature of Viruses; Fifth Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses
B81 Topley & Wilson
Microbiology and Microbial Infections; Volume 1: Virology

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