– IMPORTANCE, HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AND BINOMIAL
NOMENCLATURE - DEFINITIONS OF BIOTYPE, SUB-SPECIES, SPECIES, GENUS,
FAMILY AND ORDER
Taxonomy is the process of identifying and classifying living organisms. Taxonomists
study organisms and identify them based on their characteristics. These characteristics might
be visible morphological characteristics or genetic differences.
The binomial naming system is the system used to name species. Each species is given
a name that consists of two parts. The first part is the Genus to which the species belongs and
the second part is the species name.
(the honey bee). The honey bee belongs to the Genus
a scientific name of
The binomial naming system was first uniformly used by Carl Linnaeus.
Other names for (or types of)
Binomial naming system
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