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What are the universal rules of nomenclature ?

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1. The name should be unique and not be the same as any other existing name.

2. The name should be in accordance with the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (ICN) or the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) depending on the organism being named.

3. The name should be in Latin or Latinized form for scientific accuracy and consistency.

4. The name should be descriptive of the organism's characteristics or origin, if possible.

5. The name should not be offensive, derogatory, or misleading.

6. The name should be written in italics when printed or underlined when handwritten to indicate that it is a scientific name.

7. The name should be properly cited and attributed to the person who first described the organism.

8. The name should follow the rules of grammar and be written in correct scientific format.

9. The name should be approved by the relevant scientific authority or organization before being officially recognized.

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