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There are several rules to remember when writing scientific names; the two main rules are to write the name of a plant or organism with two names, a genus or generic name first, followed by an epithet or species name. Th... More »

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The scientific name for the dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris. This scientific name is of Latin origin, and the literal meaning is "friendly wolf dog." More »

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The scientific name for the genus of mint plants is Mentha. Each distinct species of mint has its own scientific name. Peppermint's scientific name, for example, is Mentha piperita, while Mentha spicata is spearmint. More »

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When writing the scientific names for organisms, which are written in Latin, the name for the organism must contain two parts. The first part, genus name, is written in italics and is capitalized. The second part, epithe... More »

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Various protist species are important to humans because they are the primary producers at the base of the food pyramid, turning the energy from the sun into a form that can be passed from organism to organism up the food... More »

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Mosaic evolution occurs when the gene alleles of an organism or species evolve at different rates. Marks of mosaic evolution include the development of features within a species or organism at different times. More »

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Behavioral adaptation is the process by which an organism or a species changes its pattern of action to better suit its environment. It is contrasted with structural adaptation, which is the appearance of physical featur... More »

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