Gaspard Bauhin in 1623, introduced naming of organisms with two names which is known as Binomial nomenclature, and it was implemented by Carolus Linnaeas in 1753. He is known as ‘Father of Modern Taxonomy’.
Binomial nomenclature is an universal system of naming organisms. As per this system, each organism has two names – the first is the Genus name and the second is the Species name. Genus name begins with a capital letter and Species name begins with a small letter.
Example: The nomenclature for onion is Allium sativam. Genus name is Allium, species name is sativam.
Vernacular name is a local name that is familiar for a particular place. Binomial name is an universal name which never changes. Binomial nomenclature and classification helps scientists to identify any organisms and to place them at a particular hierarchy.
Field trip to sanctuaries / zoo should be arranged. Students are guided to observe the animals and explain about the feature of animals how they are protected and maintained in the zoo. Note the displayed names of the plants and animals. Discuss your observation in the class
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