From the ASV website: "The American Society for Virology was founded in 1981 to provide a forum for investigators of human, animal, insect, plant, fungal, and bacterial viruses, whether the research involves clinical, ecological, biological, or biochemical approaches. The stated aim of the Society is to promote the exchange of information and stimulate discussion and collaboration among scientists active in all aspects of virology."
From the ICTV website: "... the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) charged the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) with the task of developing, refining, and maintaining a universal virus taxonomy. The goal of this undertaking is to categorize the multitude of known viruses into a single classification scheme that reflects their evolutionary relationships, i.e. their individual phylogenies."
A 3-D, interactive tutorial on the bacteriophage cell-puncturing device developed using Jmol (http://jmol.sourceforge.net), an open-source Java viewer for chemical structures in 3-D, by Kenyon College undergraduates.