Question

The smallest taxon is called

A

Class

B

Order

C

Genus

D

Species

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Solution

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Correct option is D)

The Linnaean system of classification consists of a hierarchy of graded taxonomic (named) ranks that are called as taxa. Species is the smallest and basic or fundamental unit of classification, which comprises of organisms sharing similar characteristics and capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding.
So, the correct answer is option D.

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