Class 11 Biology The Living World DIVERSITY IN THE LIVING WORLD

Universal rule of nomenclature:

  • Biological names are generally in Latin and written in Italics.
  • First word represents genus and second component is specific epithet.
  • When scientific name is handwritten, it is underlined.
  • First word denoting the genus starts with capital letter while specific epithet starts with small letter.
  • Author’s name appears after the specific epithet. For example: Mangifera indica It indicates that this species was first described by Linnaeus.

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