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Define and understand the following terms:

Genus

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Genus – It is a group or assemblage of related species which resemble one another in certain correlated characters. Correlated characters are those similar or common features which are used in delimitation of a taxon above the rank of species. All the species of genus are presumed to have evolved from a common ancestor. A genus may have a single living species e.g., Genus Homo. Its species is Homo sapiens – the living or modem man. The Genus Felis has many species, e.g., F. domestica – common cat, F. chaus (jungle cat) etc.

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 NCERT Solution for Biology Textbook for Class 11 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 1: The Living World
Q: 9.5 | Page no. 15

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Solution Define and Understand the Following Terms: Genus Concept: Taxonomic Categories.
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