Why virus taxonomy is important

Stuart Siddell*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Classifying things was once the epitome of science. Nowadays many scientists think that taxonomy - the science of classifying and naming things - is an endless series of arguments about what things should be called; an unproductive, boring pursuit that is impossible to fund and a disaster if you want an academic career. Here is why this viewpoint is wrong.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36
Number of pages1
JournalMicrobiology Today
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018


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