May 28, 2022
The genus (Latin genus, plural genera) is a level of scientific classification composed of a group of species that are either structurally or phylogenetically related. Sometimes the genus includes only one species, in which case we speak of a monotype genus. The broader level, in turn, is the tribe. The two-part scientific name of an organism species consists of the name of the genus and the attribute of the species. The genus is written in capital letters and the genre in lower case. The name of the species is also in italics. For example, the human genus is Homo and the species name is Homo sapiens.