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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 wasp is Hymenoptera. It is classified in the kingdom Anamalia, phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta and order Hymenopetera. 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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There are more than 600 scientific names for cultivated potatoes, but they fall into four species: Solanum ajanhuiri, Solanum curtilobum, Solanum juzepczukii and Solanum tuberosum. The lengthy list of names illustrates t... More »

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Viruses are named scientifically similarly to organisms; they are referred to by genus and species name. Above these, two classification systems, supplemental to each, create a taxonomy for viruses. More »

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"Paramecium" is the scientific name for the genus of at least eight species of microscopic single-celled organisms. These species, like others in phylum Ciliophora, are covered in hair-like filaments known as cilia. More »

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