. The basic smallest unit of classification is


A: Species

B: Family

C: Class

D: Genus

Best Answer

Explanation-

Taxonomy is the branch of biology that deals with the classification of living organisms into a taxonomical hierarchy. Carolus Linnaeus is known as the Father of Taxonomy-

The taxonomical hierarchy includes- 

For Plantae 

Kingdom (Highest category)                                              

Division/Phylum (Classes having common characters comes under the same division/phylum)

Class (Orders with similar characters are placed under the same class)

Order (Families having common characters forms the order)

Family (Genera having common characters forms the family)

Genus (Group of closely-related species) 

Species (smallest unit of classification)

 

Final Answer-

So, The correct option is A.

The basic smallest unit of classification is-Species.

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