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(unranked): Virus
Realm: Duplodnaviria
Kingdom: Heunggongvirae
Phylum: Uroviricota
Class: Caudoviricetes
Family: Ackermannviridae

Ackermannviridae is a family of viruses in the order Caudovirales. Gammaproteobacteria in the phylum Pseudomonadota serve as natural hosts. There are 2 subfamilies, 10 genera, and 63 species in the family.[1]


The family's name, Ackermann is in honor of Hans-Wolfgang Ackermann (1936-2017), a German microbiologist, the suffix -viridae is the standard suffix for virus families.[2][3]


The following taxa are recognized (-virinae denotes subfamily and -virus denotes genus):[1]

incertae sedis genera:[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Virus Taxonomy: 2020 Release". International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). March 2021. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  2. ^ Jakub Barylski et al.: Analysis of Spounaviruses as a Case Study for the Overdue Reclassification of Tailed Phages. Systematic Biology, Volume 69, Issue 1, January 2020, Pages 110–123, doi:10.1093/sysbio/syz036. epub 25 May 2019
  3. ^ Hans-W. Ackermann: Life in science. Bacteriophage. 2012 Oct 1; 2(4): 207. doi: 10.4161/bact.23159 PMC 3594207. PMID 23533969. A curriculum vitae.

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