SS1: BIOLOGY - 1ST TERM
Introduction to Biology | Week 16 Topics|1 Quiz
Recognizing Living Things | Week 23 Topics|1 Quiz
Organisation of Life | Week 33 Topics
Classification of Living Organisms | Week 47 Topics|1 Quiz
Kingdom Prokaryotae / Monera & Kingdom Protista | Week 53 Topics|3 Quizzes
Kingdom Fungi & Kingdom Plantae | Week 69 Topics|2 Quizzes
Kingdom Animalia I | Week 76 Topics|1 Quiz
Kingdom Animalia II | Week 85 Topics|1 Quiz
The Cell | Week 93 Topics|1 Quiz
The Cell Structure and Functions | Week 104 Topics|1 Quiz
The Cell and its Environment | Week 114 Topics|1 Quiz
Nutrition in Plants | Week 124 Topics|1 Quiz
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Binomial System of Nomenclature
Biologists used a standard system to name living organisms different from the common names such as cow, goat etc. that we are familiar with. In the 18th century, Swedish naturalist, Carolus Linnaeus, developed the modern scientific system of giving two names to living things.
The first name is the Genus or Generic name; it starts with a capital letter and is, underlined when written, or printed in italics, while the second name is the Species or Specific name, it is written last, underlined when written separately, or printed in italics, and starts with a small letter. The scientific name for man is Homo sapiens or written in this form Homo sapiens.
Other examples are
|African Elephant||Loxodonta africana|
|Red neck Lizard||Agama agama|
|Elephant grass||Pennisetum purpureum|