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Phylum vs. Genus — What's the Difference?

Phylum vs. Genus — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Phylum and Genus

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Phylum

In biology, a phylum (; plural: phyla) is a level of classification or taxonomic rank below kingdom and above class. Traditionally, in botany the term division has been used instead of phylum, although the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants accepts the terms as equivalent.

Genus

Genus (plural genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms as well as viruses. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family.

Phylum

A principal taxonomic category that ranks above class and below kingdom, equivalent to the division in botany.

Genus

A principal taxonomic category that ranks above species and below family, and is denoted by a capitalized Latin name, e.g. Leo.

Phylum

A group of languages related to each other less closely than those forming a family, especially one in which the relationships are unclear.
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Genus

(Biology) A taxonomic category ranking below a family and above a species and designating a group of species that are presumed to be closely related and usually exhibit similar characteristics. In a scientific name, the genus name is capitalized and italicized, for example, Ovis for sheep and related animals.

Phylum

(Biology) A taxonomic category of organisms ranking below a kingdom and above a class. In the classification of plants, division often replaces phylum.

Genus

(Logic) A class of objects divided into subordinate species having certain common attributes.

Phylum

(Linguistics) A large division of possibly genetically related families of languages or linguistic stocks.

Genus

A class, group, or kind with common attributes.

Phylum

(taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below kingdom and above class; also called a divisio or a division, especially in describing plants; a taxon at that rank
Mammals belong to the phylum Chordata.

Genus

A category in the classification of organisms, ranking below family (Lat. familia) and above species.
All magnolias belong to the genus Magnolia.
Other species of the genus Bos are often called cattle or wild cattle.
There are only two genera and species of seadragons.

Phylum

(linguistics) A large division of possibly related languages, or a major language family which is not subordinate to another.

Genus

A taxon at this rank.

Phylum

One of the larger divisions of the animal kingdom; a branch; a grand division.

Genus

A group with common attributes.

Phylum

A series of animals or plants genetically connected.

Genus

A natural number representing any of several related measures of the complexity of a given manifold or graph.

Phylum

(linguistics) a large group of languages that are historically related

Genus

(semantics) Within a definition, a broader category of the defined concept.

Phylum

(biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes

Genus

(music) A type of tuning or intonation, used within an Ancient Greek tetrachord.

Genus

A class of objects divided into several subordinate species; a class more extensive than a species; a precisely defined and exactly divided class; one of the five predicable conceptions, or sorts of terms.

Genus

An assemblage of species, having so many fundamental points of structure in common, that in the judgment of competent scientists, they may receive a common substantive name. A genus is not necessarily the lowest definable group of species, for it may often be divided into several subgenera. In proportion as its definition is exact, it is natural genus; if its definition can not be made clear, it is more or less an artificial genus.

Genus

A general kind of something;
Ignore the genus communism

Genus

(biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species

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