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Originally Posted by Def
No, that's bullshit.

and what's genera? genre?

Genera is the plural form of genus, which constitutes the first of the binomial nomenclature under which we scientifically categorize all living things.

Genus is the like the first name in Eastern cultures or the last name in Western cultures, with species being the less important first name. Genera are always capitalized, species are never capitalized. Both genera and species should always be italicized in the case of electronic writing, with the exception that the rest of the work is italicized, in which case genera and species are specifically not italicized. In the case of hand written work, genera and species names should be underlined.

Example- Cannabis sativa.

Cannabis is the genus, and sativa is the specific member of the genus Cannabis, aka species name.
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