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It generally won't be more helpful. Not only will the names be different in different countries, there may be different types of the same species with different properties, or even different species with the same common name. If you have an allergy to something like coriander, being able to read the label and see what contains actual coriander and what ...


The Latin names are known in all countries. The "popular" names are only popular in one or maybe two languages/countries. So, learning the Latin names, enables you to communicate international more easily.


The use of a genus-species notation gives more exact information. For example there are multiple species of chamomile: There is Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), German chamomile (Matricaria recutita, or Chamomilla recutita) and Dyer's chamomile (Anthemis tinctora). The first two species are appraised for their medicinal properties and help to calm upset ...


No, not that I have ever seen. Classically, the Enzyme Commission (E.C.) identifiers are the only way to be certain that two (or more) abbreviations or acronyms are all referring to the same enzyme activity. Sometimes, when the situation becomes very complicated interested parties will co-author a proposed new naming convention within their subfield. Some ...

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