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The term 'taxon' is used for __________________.


A
The ranks of species and genus
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B
The ranks up to phylum
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C
The species epithet only
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D
Any rank of taxonomic hierarchy
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Solution

The correct option is D Any rank of taxonomic hierarchy
Taxon is a unit of classification which may represent any level of grouping of organisms based on certain easily observable common characteristics. Mayr $$(1964)$$ has defined taxon to be a taxonomic group of any rank that is sufficiently distinct to be worthy of being assigned to a definite category.

Biology

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