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Understanding Nomenclature


Nomenclature is defined as a system of names and terms used in a particular field of study or community.

Nomenclature is the terminology used in a particular science, art, activity, etc.

Binomial system:

Binomial nomenclature is a system for naming plants and animals by means of two Latin names: the first indicating the genus and the second the species to which the organism belongs.

Understanding the meaning of Binomial nomenclature

Understanding the Meaning of Binomial Nomenclature

What is Binomial nomenclature?

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“International Code of Botanical Nomenclature”

ICBN - Book of rules of nomenclature

  • The International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (ICBN) is the set of rules and recommendations dealing with the formal botanical names that are given to plants.

  • Collection of rules regarding scientific - nomenclature of plants is known as ICBN.

  • ICBN was firstly proposed by -Sprague, Hitchcock, and Green (1930).

  • ICBN was first accepted in 1961.

  • 12th International congress, Leningrad

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