- Nomenclature is the science of providing proper names to organisms as per the accepted practices and rules.
- Binomial nomenclature (introduced by Linnaeus) gives two names for a species.
- The first name is a generic name (or) genus, written with a capital letter and second is the specific name (or) specific epithet representing the species and finally indicating the name of the discoverers.
- (is full (or) abbreviated form) Eg. Mangifera indica Linn.
- The name should be in italics (Printed form) (or) underlined (handwritten)
- The scientific names are derived from Latin as it is a dead language.
- Five codes of nomenclature are as follows
(i) ICZN-International code of zoological nomenclature0
(ii) ICVN- International code of viral nomenclature
(iii) ICBN-International code of Botanical nomenclature
(iv) ICBACN -International code of Bacteriological nomenclature
(v) ICNCP – International code of Nomenclature for cultivated plants
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