Which one of the following organisms is scientifically correctly named, correctly printed according to the International Rules of Nomenclature and correctly described?

  • Option 1)

    Musca-domestica-The common house lizard, a reptile

  • Option 2)

    Plasmodium falciparum-A protozoan pathogen causing the most serious type of malaria

  • Option 3)

    Felis tigris-The Indian tiger, well protected in Gir forests

  • Option 4)

    E.coli-Full name Entamoeba coli, a commonly occuring bacterium in human intestine

 

Answers (1)

As we learnt in

Binomial Nomenclature -

It is a system of naming organism, in which it is given only one name consisting of two words. First word is the gencric name and second is specific name.

- wherein

E.g Homo sapiens, Magnifera indica,Ocimum sanctum. It was given by Carolus Linnaeus.

 

Plasmodium falciparum is correctly described as a protozoa causing most serious type of malaria.


Option 1)

Musca-domestica-The common house lizard, a reptile

Incorrect

Option 2)

Plasmodium falciparum-A protozoan pathogen causing the most serious type of malaria

Correct

Option 3)

Felis tigris-The Indian tiger, well protected in Gir forests

Incorrect

Option 4)

E.coli-Full name Entamoeba coli, a commonly occuring bacterium in human intestine

Incorrect

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