The home page of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses ICTVdB Home Page ICTVdB Index of Viruses, species lists for all virus Families and Genera ICTVdB virus descriptions automatically generated from ICTVdB databaseICTVdB character list, the underlying questionnaire used to build the virus descriptionsICTVdB Picture Gallery avisual entry point to the virus descriptionsICTVdB virus identification and data retrival tool.  To use this tool, download the freely available software as described.The online data entry tool can be used by everyone to provided data to ICTVdB by clicking on check boxes for the appropriate choises presented in the questionnaireHome Page of DELTA, the software that is driving the databaseThe ICTVdB Management,Description of the origin and functions of the ICTVdB databaseA tuturial to learn how to find your way around and of how to use the different outputs from the database displayed on the web.


developed and maintained by
Dr Cornelia Büchen-Osmond

  Home site

at the Biomedical Informatics Core of the Northeastern Biodefense Center, a Regional Center of Excellence in Emerging Infectious Diseases and Biodefense, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

  USA mirror

at the National Center for Biotechnology Information in Bethesda MD, USA.

  Europe mirror

at the Rothamsted Research Station in Rothamsted, UK.

  China mirror

at the Microbial Information Network,
Center for Microbial Resources Academica Sinica in Beijing, China.

  Important Virus Links

List of Human Viral Diseases with corresponding International Code of Diseases (ICD-10)
Viruses listed by the Australia Group
SARS coronavirus
Microbial Information, a portal to disease watches and germs in the spotlight

  Recent Publications

Büchen-Osmond C. (2003). Taxonomy and Classification of Viruses. In: Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 8th ed, Vol 2, p. 1217-1226, ASM Press, Washington DC
Büchen-Osmond C. (2003). The Universal Virus Database ICTVdB. Computing in Science and Engineering 5 (3), 16-25.


Development of ICTVdB has been supported by the Research School of Biological Sciences,
The Australian National University
, and the American Type Culture Collection with
NSF grants: BIR-9107464; BIR-9505661; DBI-9631047; DBI-9808037;
NLM grant: 1G08LM007198-01.
Support is currently provided by the Earth Institute at Columbia University,
and through the 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.


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Cornelia Büchen-Osmond.
Web Page last updated: April 12, 2004