Presentation on theme: "Classification of Living Things What is classification? w Classification is the grouping of living organisms according to similar characteristics w The."— Presentation transcript:
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Binomial Nomenclature w Developed by Carolus Linnaeus w Two-name system w Each organism has a genus and a species name w First name (genus); second name (species)
What rules are used to write scientific names? w An organism’s genus is always written first; the organism’s species is always written second w The genus is capitalized; the species is written in lower case w Scientific names of organisms are always italicized