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"Branches Of Biology"

The science of life; that branch of knowledge which treats of living matter as distinct from matter which is not living; the study of living tissue. It has to do with the origin, structure, development, function, and distribution of animals and plants.

Branches of Biology

Biology, the study of life, has many aspects to it and many specializations within this broad field.

Agriculture

Study of producing crops from the land, with an emphasis on practical applications

Anatomy

The study of the animal form, with an emphasis on human bodies

Biochemistry

The study of the chemical reactions required for life to exist and function, usually a focus on the cellular level

Bioengineering

The study of biology through the means of engineering with an emphasis on applied knowledge and especially related to biotechnology.

Bioinformatics

Also classified as a branch of information technology (IT) it is the study, collection, and storage of genomic data

Biomathematics or Mathematical Biology

The study of biological processes through mathematics, with an emphasis on modeling.

Biomechanics

Often considered a branch of medicine, the study of the mechanics of living beings, with an emphasis on applied use through artificial limbs, etc.

Biophysics

The study of biological processes through physics, by applying the theories and methods traditionally used in the physical sciences

Biotechnology

A new and sometimes controversial branch of biology that studies the manipulation of living matter, including genetic modification Botany - the study of plants

Cell Biology

The study of the cell as a complete unit, and the molecular and chemical interactions that occur within a living cell.

Conservation Biology

The study of the preservation, protection, or restoration of the natural environment, natural ecosystems, vegetation, and wildlife

Cryobiology

The study of the effects of lower than normally preferred temperatures on living beings.

Developmental Biology

The study of the processes through which an organism develops, from zygote to full structure.

Ecology

The study of the ecosystem as a complete unit, with an emphasis on how species and groups of species interact with other living beings and non-living elements.

Entomology

The study of insects

Environmental Biology

The study of the natural world, as a whole or in a particular area, especially as affected by human activity

Epidemiology

A major component of public health research, it is the study of factors affecting the health and illness of populations

Ethology

The study of animal behavior.

Evolution or Evolutionary Biology

The study of the origin and decent of species over time

Genetics

The study of genes and heredity.

Herpetology

The study of reptiles (and amphibians?)

Histology

The study of cells and tissue, a microscopic branch of anatomy.

Ichthyology

The study of fish

Macrobiology

The study of biology on the level of the macroscopic individual (plant, animal, or other living being) as a complete unit.

Mammology

The study of mammals

Marine Biology

The study of ocean ecosystems, plants, animals, and other living beings.

Medicine

The study of the human body in health and disease, with allopathic medicine focusing on alleviating or curing the body from states of disease

Microbiology

The study of microscopic organisms (microorganisms) and their interactions with other living things

Molecular Biology

The study of biology and biological functions at the molecular level, some cross over with biochemistry

Mycology

The study of fungi

Neurobiology

The study of the nervous system, including anatomy, physiology, even pathology

Oceanography

The study of the ocean, including ocean life, environment, geography, weather, and other aspects influencing the ocean. See Marine Biology

Ornithology

The study of birds

Paleontology

The study of fossils and sometimes geographic evidence of prehistoric life

Pathobiology or pathology

The study of diseases, and the causes, processes, nature, and development of disease

Parisitology

The study of parasites and parasitism

Pharmacology

The study and practical application of preparation, use, and effects of drugs and synthetic medicines.

Physiology

The study of the functioning of living organisms and the organs and parts of living organisms

Phytopathology

The study of plant diseases

Pre-medicine

A college major that covers the general aspects of biology as well as specific classes relevant to the study of medicine

Virology

The study of viruses and some other virus-like agents, usually considered part of microbiology or pathology

Zoology

The study of animals and animal life, including classification, physiology, development, and behavior.

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