BotanyWhich amongst the following is not a rule of binomial nomenclature?

Which amongst the following is not a rule of binomial nomenclature?

  1. A

    Biological names are generally given in Latin and written in italics.

  2. B

    Both the words in a biological name, when handwritten, are separately underlined. 

  3. C

    The first word denoting the genus starts with a small letter while the specific epithet starts with a capital letter.

  4. D

    The first word in a biological name represents the genus while the second component denotes the specific epithet.

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    Solution:

    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.

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