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The scientific name of human is Homo sapiens, and they belongs to the species sapiens. If scientific name of rice is Oryza sativa. What do you understand from this information?
  1. Rice is the main crop in many parts of India.
  2. Rice is the main source of carbohydrate.
  3. Rice is monocotyledon.
  4. Rice belongs to the genus Oryza and species sativa.


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The correct option is D Rice belongs to the genus Oryza and species sativa.
According to the Binomial nomenclature each scientific name consist of two parts. In the scientific name of human, Homo sapiens, Homo represents the genus and sapiens represents species.
Oryza sativa is the scientific name of the Rice. Here Oryza represents the genus name whereas sativa represents the species name.

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