What Are The Guidelines For Naming Of Organisms

What are the guidelines for naming of organisms ?


The guidelines for naming of organisms are :

(a) Each organism is provided a scientific name, consisting of two words, generic and specific.

(b) The generic name is followed by the specific name. e.g., Homo sapiens.

(c) The generic name begins with capital letter while specific name begins with small letter.

(d) These names were taken from Latin and Greek languages.

(e) The names were printed in italics to indicate their latin origin.

(f) No two generic names in any kingdom can be the same, but the specific names can be repeated as they qualify generic name, e.g., Mangifera indica (Mango) and Tamarindus indica (Tamarind), here indica means ‘of India’.