Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 18, Classification - Standardized Test Prep - Page 535: 2



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The first part of the name is the genus to which the organism belongs. A genus is a group of closely related species. The genus name is capitalized. The second part of the name is unique to each species within the genus. This part of the name often describes an important trait or where the organism lives. The species name is lower case.
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