Confusions in orbivirus protein classification
Department of Virology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Kreuzbergring 57, D-37075, Göttingen, Germany
Virology Journal 2012, 9:166 doi:10.1186/1743-422X-9-166Published: 21 August 2012
An extensive comparative analysis of orbivirus genomes revealed four cases of unclear numeration and protein designation, due to confused reference to protein size or segment size by which they are encoded. A concise nomenclature based on type species, sequence homology and functional characteristics independent of segment or protein size is suggested.