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Some universal rules of nomenclature are as follows: ( Identify the correct one)

( a ) Both the words in a biological name, when handwritten, are separately underlined, or printed in italics to indicate their Italian origin.
( b ) The first word denoting the genus starts with a capital letter and the specific epithet also starts with a capital letter.
( c ) The first word in a biological name represents the genus while the second component denotes the specific epithet.
( d ) Biological names are generally in Italy and written in italics. They are Latinised or derived from Latin irrespective of their origin.
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(C) is the right answer.

Other universal rules of nomenclature are as follows: 1. Biological names are generally in Latin and written in italics. They are Latinised or derived from Latin irrespective of their origin. 2. The first word in a biological name represents the genus while the second component denotes the specific epithet. 3. Both the words in a biological name, when handwritten, are separately underlined, or printed in italics to indicate their Latin origin. 4. The first word denoting the genus starts with a capital letter while the specific epithet starts with a small letter. It can be illustrated with the example of Mangifera indica.
answered Jan 3, 2014 by pady_1
 

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