Which of the following statements regarding nomenclature is correct?
A. Generic name always begins with capital letter whereas specific name with small letter.
B. Scientific name should be printed in italics.
C. Scientific name when typed or handwritten should be underlined.
D. All of the above
Correct Answer : D.
All the statements regarding nomenclature are correct. Nomenclature is giving distinct scientific names to various structures including living organisms for their identification. It is a set of rules used for forming the names or terms in a particular field of arts or sciences. Nomenclature is only possible when the organism is described correctly and we know to what organisms the name is attached to (called identification).