Presentation on theme: "Binomial Nomenclature"— Presentation transcript:
1 Binomial Nomenclature Scientific NamingScientific Name Game
2 It is the abbreviated form of the scientific name of Escherichia coli Ever hear of E. coli?It is the abbreviated form of the scientific name of Escherichia coli
3 T. rex. Tyrannosaurus rex Often lazy scientists just abbreviate the Genus with just a letter.
4 Binomial Nomenclature two terms: the genus and the species Example: Common name = sugar pine Scientific name = Pinus lambertianaponderosa pine: Pinus ponderosa lodgepole pine: Pinus contorta
5 Escherichia coli or Escherichia coli SCIENTIFIC NAME RULESGenus is CAPITALIZED (written first)Species is lower caseWritten in LatinItalicized OR underlined
6 Carolus Linnaeus: devised the binomial nomenclature system 1707-1778 Studied medicineDisappointed parents that he did not enter priesthoodStudied plants to make medicines
7 Where do the names come from? Often they are Latin words, but they may also come from Ancient Greek:from a placefrom a person (preferably a naturalist)a name from a local languageincluding inside-jokes and punsPlay on words
8 Some Unusual NamesCrichtonsaurus Dong - (named after Michael Crichton – author of Jurassic Park)Lalapa lusa (tiphiid wasp)Abra cadabra (a clam)Enema pan (rhinoceros beetle)Orizabus botox (wrinkle free scarab beetle)Cedecea- (bacterium named after CDC)
9 Biologists prefer to call organisms by Their scientific names rather than their common namesNo two species have the same scientific name although they may share a common genus. The genus name shows a very close relationship.Felis domestica .....house catFelis leo lionFelis onca jaguarFelis pardalis ocelotFelis concolor mountain lion
17 Divide into YOUR LAB GROUPS You will classify at least 15 LEAVES Tape leaves at the end of the divisions
18 LEAF ACTIVITY EXAMPLESee there is a leaf at each dead-end.
19 Good Place to Start LEAF Tree ID Key (CLICK Here) Tree Key ALL LEAVES How might you divide these?broadleafneedlesLEAF Tree ID Key (CLICK Here)Tree Key
20 TipsUse measurements rather than terms like "large" and "small“(larger than 6”, smaller than 6”)Make the first choice a positive one - something "is" instead of "is not".If possible, start both choices of a pair with the same word.1. a. wings covered by an exoskeletonb. wings not covered by an exoskeleton
21 A BRIEF KEY TO SELECTED TREES AND SHRUBS Tree key (Click Here)Identify Tree by NameKey To leaves of Virginia Trees