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Which of the following statements regarding the universal rules of biological nomenclature is incorrect?


A
Biological names are either derived from Latin language or are Latinised
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B
The first word in a biological name represents the genus while the second component denotes the species
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C
Both the words in a biological name, when handwritten, are separately underlined, or printed in italics to indicate their Latin origin
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D
The specific epithet starts with a capital letter while the generic epithet starts with a small letter. It can be illustrated with the example of mangifera Indica
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The correct option is D The specific epithet starts with a capital letter while the generic epithet starts with a small letter. It can be illustrated with the example of mangifera Indica
The generic epithet starts with a capital letter while the specific epithet starts with a small letter. It can be illustrated with the example of Mangifera indica.

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