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What is biology?

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What is biology?
posted Feb 22, 2019 by Duwa Kipalile

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Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical processes, molecular interactions, physiological mechanisms, development and evolution.

Types of Biology

  • Aerobiology is the study of airborne organic particles.
  • Agriculture is the study of producing crops and raising livestock.
  • Anatomy is the study of the internal structures of living things.
  • Bacteriology is the study of bacteria.
  • Biochemistry is the use of chemistry in the study of living things.
  • Bioengineering is the study of living things through the means of engineering.
  • Biogeography is the study of the geographical distribution of living things.
  • Bioinformatics is the use of information technology for the study, collection, and storage of genomic and other biological data.
  • Biomechanics is the study of the mechanics of living beings.
  • Biological Earth Sciences are the use of earth sciences, such as geography, in the study of living things.
  • Biomathematics is the application of math to the study of living things.
  • Biomedical research is the study of health and disease.
  • Biomusicology is the study of music from a biological perspective.
  • Biophysics is application of physics to the study of living things.
  • Biological Psychology is the application of biology to the study of the human mind.
  • Biosemiotics is the study of biological processes through semiotics, by applying the models of meaning-making and communication.
  • Botany is the study of plants.
  • Building biology is the study of the indoor living environment.
  • Cell biology is the study of the cell as a complete unit.
  • Cognitive biology is the study of cognition as a biological function.
  • Conservation biology is the study of preservation, restoration, and protection of the natural environment.
  • Cryobiology is the study of lower than normally preferred temperatures on living beings.
  • Cytology is the study of cells.
  • Developmental biology is the study of the processes through which an organism forms.
  • Ecology is the study of the relationships of living things to each other and to the environment.
  • Embryology is the study of the formation and development of living things from fertilization to birth as independent organisms.
  • Endocrinology is the study of hormones.
  • Entomology is the study of insects.
  • Environmental biology is the study of the natural world especially as affected by human activity.
  • Epidemiology is the study of the health of populations.
  • Evolutionary biology is the study of the origin and descent of species over time.
  • Genetics is the study of heredity and the lifelong development of living things.
  • Histology is the study of tissues.
  • Helminthology is the study of worms.
  • Hematology is the study of blood and blood-forming organs.
  • Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians.
  • Ichthyology is the study of fish.
  • Integrative biology is the study of whole organisms.
  • Lichenology is the study of lichen.
  • Limnology is the study of inland waters.
  • Mammology is the study of mammals.
  • Marine biology is the study of ocean ecosystems.
  • Microbiology is the study of microrganisms.
  • Molecular biology is the study of biological functions at the molecular level.
  • Mycology is the study of fungi.
  • Nanobiology is the study of biological functions at the nanoscale.
  • Ornithology is the study of birds.
  • Paleontology is the study of fossils.
  • Pathology is the study of diseases, generally in animals.
  • Pharmacology is the study of the actions of chemicals on and within living things.
  • Phyology is the study of algae.
  • Physiology is the study of the normal functions of living things.
  • Phytogeography is the study of the land and its plants.
  • Phytopathology is the study of diseases in plants.
  • Population biology is the study of groups of species.
  • Protozoology is the study of one-celled organisms.
  • Psychobiology is the study of the biological bases of psychology.
  • Quantum biology is the study of quantum mechanics on biological functions.
  • Sociobiology is the study of the biological bases of sociology.
  • Structural biology is the study of the molecular structure of biological macromolecules.
  • Taxonomy is the study of the classification and naming of living things.
  • Virology is the study of viruses.
  • Zoology is the study of animals.
  • Zoogeography is the study of the land and its animals.
answer Feb 24, 2019 by Salil Agrawal
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