Learn Biology: How to Read Scientific Names

Check out Bas Rutten’s Liver Shot on MMA Surge: bit.ly Mahalo biology expert Mary Poffenroth teaches you the proper way to read scientific names. Step 1: Sound Out the Words ——————————————————————— Most scientific names utilize Latin words and origins. One benefit of reading the Latin language is that it contains almost no silent letters, so you should pronounce the word exactly as it is spelled. This minimizes most guess work on how to say Latin phrases. Use the scientific terms below as examples, and try to pronounce them yourself:Carcharodon carcharias (kar-KAR-uh-don kar-KAR-ee-uhs) – Great white shark. Manta birostris (MAN-tuh BY-ros-truhs) – Giant manta ray.c c Step 2: Practice on Everyday Terms ——————————————————————— Practice saying scientific names as much as possible. You can use items found around your office or house. The ingredients list for many packaged and processed foods contains common scientific names you can read aloud, like monosodium glutamate, phosphoric acid, etc.c Step 3: Use Proper Formatting to Write the Word ——————————————————————— When it comes to writing scientific names, it’s important to pay attention to font and style. Be sure to use italics to denote a scientific name when typing; underline it if writing by hand. For biological organisms, such as plants and animals, there will typically be two words in
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  1. itsdannyftw
    December 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    You should make one on Pedigrees and the applications of DNA technology (Gel Electrophoresis, Gene Therapy, etc)

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