0 Geering, A Scharaschkin, T Teycheney, P 2009 The classification and nomenclature of endogenous viruses of the family Caulimoviridae Archives of Virology Springer Wien <p>Endogenous members of the family <em>Caulimoviridae</em> have now been found in the genomes of many plant species. Although these sequences are usually fragmented and rearranged and show&nbsp; varying degrees of decay, the genomes of the ancestral viruses can often be reassembled in silico, allowing classification within the existing viral taxonomic framework. In this paper, we describe analyses of endogenous members of the family <em>Caulimoviridae </em>in the genomes of <em>Oryza sativa</em>, <em>Nicotiana tabacum </em>and <em>Solanum </em>spp. and on the basis of phylogeny, genome organization and genetic distance within the pol gene, propose two new virus genera called Orendovirus and Solendovirus. A system of nomenclature for endogenous virus sequences in plants is also proposed.</p> http://www.springerlink.com/content/x668r28n18422x37/fulltext.pdf