Binomial Nomenclature

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Binomial Nomenclature

Post by killer_dna2006 » Fri May 12, 2006 9:02 pm

Hey everyone...This is my first post. *takes a bow* I just has some questions on taxonomy. Can anyone tell me 1) What 2 groups are used in B.N? (e.g.- Genus, Species, Phylum, etc...) and 2) what would be a good site to learn up on this sort of stuff?

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Post by alextemplet » Fri May 12, 2006 10:38 pm

Welcome to the forum! The two groups are Genus, species in that order. A good site to learn about would be, of course, this one. So welcome and enjoy the fun. :wink:
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Post by David George » Sat May 13, 2006 9:33 am

You can throw your doubts here and get good answers also different answers and genus names and species names are used in the binominal nomenclature Ex Saggitarius serpantarius is the scientific name of secretary bird the genus name is
Saggitarius and all the genus names should start with a initial capital letter the genus name of this bird means archer[Saggitarius] as the bird walks like an archer in a battle and the species name serpantarius means about the prey of the bird ,snakes and the species name always should not start with a capital letter.Linnaeus is always considered as the person who started it but Bauhin is the first person who started the B.N but in those days the B.N had five names or four names that is they gave about five to four names about the charecters of an organism but linnaeus changed it to two which is handy to use and all B.N names are always given in Latin.
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Post by killer_dna2006 » Sat May 13, 2006 10:23 pm

thx everyone for your help

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Post by AstusAleator » Mon May 15, 2006 1:46 am

But beware, if you need/want help with your homework (assuming you're a student), please don't just paste the question in word for word and expect us to do your homework for you. At least show that you've put some thought into it and narrowed it down a bit.
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