Binomal naming system
Should the entire genus name be spelled out if it ends in a sentence?
According to binomial naming system, the first word identifies the genus and the second word identifies the species.
And to answer your question — Yes, the entire genus name must be spelled out if it ends in a sentence. However, it is best to check your manuscript’s guidelines carefully before submitting your work. Apart from the general rules of binomial nomenclature —
– The full two-part name has to be written in italics (or emphasized when handwritten)
– The name of the genus is always read first, followed by the species name
– All names should be italicized,
it is essential to keep a consistent approach in the aspect of scientific names and their nomenclature. For more information, refer to https://www.enago.com/academy/how-to-write-scientific-names-in-a-research-paper-animals-plants/.