And the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses designates a name to the virus: severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Individual isolates to be named SARS-CoV-2/Isolate/Host/Date/Location #2019nCoV #covid19
Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus – The species and its viruses, a statement of the Coronavirus Study Group #COVID19 #SARSCoV2
International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses recognizes #2019-nCoV and designates it severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Individual isolates to be named SARS-CoV-2/Isolate/Host/Date/Location.
"Thus, SARS-CoV-Urbani with a particular genome sequence could be regarded as equivalent to a single human being, while the species Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus would be on a par with the species Homo sapiens" -nice explainer
Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus - The species and its viruses, a statement of the Coronavirus Study Group #bioRxiv
Are you sure about the new name for #2019nCoV? According to “Based on phylogeny, taxonomy and established practice... severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)” #SARSCoV2?
New preprint from International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses: The new coronavirus is hereby dubbed "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).” h/t
Good to see that in the midst of a pandemic we still feel able to argue about taxonomic names see papers in and (see also ) #SARSCoV2
Noting the SARS-CoV-2 comes from the taxonomist group (so I assume WHO will use the term)