Organisms and Pathogens - AMA Manual of Style

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Organisms and Pathogens 

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Nomenclature
Author(s):

Harriet S. Meyer

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Intemperate language should not be used in any discussion or writing which involves zoological nomenclature, and all debates should be conducted in a courteous and friendly manner. Code of Ethics, International Code of Zoological Nomenclature(p124) I know the scientific names of beings animalculous.    W. S. Gilbert | Scientific names are labels used in place of lengthy descriptions. A scientific name corresponds to a set of formally defined attributes. The meanings of scientific names are internationally understood. Vernacular names or common names are also labels. Vernacular names seen in medical publications include fungi, prokaryotes, meningococcus, and St John’s wort. Vernacular names cannot be assumed

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