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Resource:Universal Virus Database

Name: Resource:Universal Virus Database
Description: The ICTVdB is a dynamic database containing information about viruses of animals, plants, bacteria, and fungi. Though initially designed for taxonomic (or classification) research, the ICTVdB has evolved to become a major reference resource and research tool.

The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) recognizes about 1,550 virus species (20), but some 30,000 virus strains and isolates are being tracked by virologists in different fields of biology. The ICTV is the "international court" of experts that rules on names and relationships of all viruses, but only to the level of species.
The directory of ICTVdB is an Index of Viruses, a list of approved virus names linked to virus descriptions coded from information in Virus Taxonomy: The Seventh Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. It also includes updates subsequently approved by ICTV. It incorporates the plant virus database VIDEdB and is illustrated with EM pictures, diagrams and images of symptoms contributed by virologists around the world.
ICTVdB uses a decimal code to present, on the Web:
-searchable descriptions of virus isolates, species, genera, families, orders,
-images of many viruses, and
-links to genomic and protein databanks.
ICTVdB uses world standard DELTA format:
-for user-friendly simultaneous access to character list, data files and specification files
-for interactive identification and data retrieval,
-and for data conversion shopfronts eg for phylogenetic research.
ICTVdB is also using:
-entry forms on the Web to peer review new virus data through ICTV Study Groups.
-descriptions on the level of isolates and species for all known viruses.
ICTVdB offers precise virus identification and links an agreed taxonomy to sequence databases, it turns sequences into correctly identified viruses. Thus, it serves all areas of agriculture, human and veterinary medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry, and stays abreast of what characterizes a virus. The database uses the Delta system, the world standard for data exchange in taxonomy, which is designed to generate reports from the data matrix in hard copy and HTML format, produce interactive identification protocols online, and calculate distance matrices for cladistic and phylogenetic research to establish hypothetical relationships among organisms.

Sponsors: The ICTVdB is supported by NIH/NIAID grant 1U54AI057158-01 (PI Lipkin, Columbia University) Northeast Biodefense Center (NBC), the Biomedical Informatics Core as part of the Regional Center of Excellence in Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease. It is also supported by a grant to the NIAID Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRC).
Other Name(s): ICTVdB, Universal Virus Database
Parent Organization: International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses
Resource Type(s): Database
Resource: Resource
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ICTVdb/
*Id: nif-0000-21213
Keywords: family, fungus, genera, agriculture, animal, bacteria, biology, cladistic, classification, diagram, genomic, human, medicine, order, organism, pharmaceutical, phylogenetic, picture, plant, protein, research, sequence, specie, strain, symptom, taxonomic, taxonomy, veterinary, viral database, virologist, virus, image
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DefinitionThe ICTVdB is a dynamic database containin The ICTVdB is a dynamic database containing information about viruses of animals, plants, bacteria, and fungi. Though initially designed for taxonomic (or classification) research, the ICTVdB has evolved to become a major reference resource and research tool.

The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) recognizes about 1,550 virus species (20), but some 30,000 virus strains and isolates are being tracked by virologists in different fields of biology. The ICTV is the "international court" of experts that rules on names and relationships of all viruses, but only to the level of species.
The directory of ICTVdB is an Index of Viruses, a list of approved virus names linked to virus descriptions coded from information in Virus Taxonomy: The Seventh Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. It also includes updates subsequently approved by ICTV. It incorporates the plant virus database VIDEdB and is illustrated with EM pictures, diagrams and images of symptoms contributed by virologists around the world.
ICTVdB uses a decimal code to present, on the Web:
-searchable descriptions of virus isolates, species, genera, families, orders,
-images of many viruses, and
-links to genomic and protein databanks.
ICTVdB uses world standard DELTA format:
-for user-friendly simultaneous access to character list, data files and specification files
-for interactive identification and data retrieval,
-and for data conversion shopfronts eg for phylogenetic research.
ICTVdB is also using:
-entry forms on the Web to peer review new virus data through ICTV Study Groups.
-descriptions on the level of isolates and species for all known viruses.
ICTVdB offers precise virus identification and links an agreed taxonomy to sequence databases, it turns sequences into correctly identified viruses. Thus, it serves all areas of agriculture, human and veterinary medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry, and stays abreast of what characterizes a virus. The database uses the Delta system, the world standard for data exchange in taxonomy, which is designed to generate reports from the data matrix in hard copy and HTML format, produce interactive identification protocols online, and calculate distance matrices for cladistic and phylogenetic research to establish hypothetical relationships among organisms.

Sponsors: The ICTVdB is supported by NIH/NIAID grant 1U54AI057158-01 (PI Lipkin, Columbia University) Northeast Biodefense Center (NBC), the Biomedical Informatics Core as part of the Regional Center of Excellence in Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease. It is also supported by a grant to the NIAID Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRC).
oinformatics Resource Centers (BRC).
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