Dairy Bacteriology Content https://drinc.ucdavis.edu/articles/dairy-food-sciences/dairy-bacteriology Dairy Bacteriology Content for DRINC en Introduction to Bacteria https://drinc.ucdavis.edu/dairy-food-sciences/introduction-bacteria <h3>Bacterial Names</h3> <p><img alt="Bug" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c2a45dc9-a93c-4e28-8a46-0438cb25f621" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk1036/files/inline-images/bug.gif" class="align-right" />Scientists use two names to describe each kind of bacteria. The first is the genus name and second is the species name. When the names of the species and genus are written, the are italicized, or underlined. The genus name usually refers to the group to which the bacterium belongs, somewhat like our human family names, except it is listed first. June 19, 2017 - 12:16pm Anonymous https://drinc.ucdavis.edu/dairy-food-sciences/introduction-bacteria