Human Adenovirus Working Group
As a service to the community, in an effort to coordinate and standardize the process of assigning names to novel human adenoviruses, and to reduce conflicts and confusion with naming, the Human Adenovirus Working Group has been formed as a collaboration between adenoviral researchers, the J Craig Venter Institute and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NIH) in order to expedite and manage proposals for new HAdV types.
This is an on-going discussion in developing and refining typing criteria that is open to the adenovirus research community for input.
November, 2016 Update.
Note: HAdV genotype number 77 has been assigned.
If you want your novel genotype to be vetted for #78, please send an email to the address noted under the section “Submit “candidate” HAdV”. This is recommended by GenBank to avoid multiple groups submitting the same name/type number for different genotypes.