what's the difference between genes and genus?

Dear student.

Genes are the basic units of inheritance. The main role of genes is to control a particular character. It is present in all organisms.

Genus is a rank or category used to classify living organisms. It comprises of a group of related species that have more characters in common. Thus, we can say that genus is a combination of closely related species. For example, potato and tomato are two different species but belong to same genus  Solanum. 



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