In the hierarchy of classification, which grouping will have the smallest number of organisms with a maximum of characteristics in common and which will have the largest number of organisms?


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Solution: In the hierarchy of classification , species contain the least or smallest number of organisms whereas the kingdom contains the largest number of organisms.

The term biological species means  a group of organisms that can reproduce with one another in a biological environment and produce fertile offspring. The term species is defined as the most basic category in the system of taxonomy. 

Taxonomy is the process of classification of biological living organisms according to their evolutionary relationship. 

The Kingdom belongs to the higher level of taxonomy. This is the way to classify organisms in a broad spectrum rather than like species. It consists of organisms which are similar in morphological or genotypic format only.

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