Here are the different branches of biology (or divisions of biology) and their definitions & their related resources.
AnatomyAnatomy is the branch of biology that deals with the study of the structure of organisms and their parts.
BiochemistryBiochemistry is the branch of biology concerned with the chemical and physiochemical processes that occur within living organisms.
BiophysicsBiophysics is the science of the application of the laws of physics to biological phenomena.
BiotechnologyBiotechnology is the exploitation of biological processes such as genetic manipulation of micro-organisms for the production of antibiotics, hormones, etc.
BotanyBotany is the scientific study of plants, including their physiology, structure, genetics, and ecology.
Cell BiologyCell biology is the study of cell structure and function, and it revolves around the concept that the cell is the fundamental unit of life.
EcologyEcology is the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.
GeneticsGenetics is the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms.
ImmunologyImmunology is the branch of medicine and biology concerned with immunity.
Marine BiologyMarine biology is the scientific study of organisms in the ocean or other marine bodies of water.
MicrobiologyMicrobiology is the study of microscopic organisms, those being unicellular, multicellular, or acellular.
Molecular BiologyMolecular biology is the branch of biology that deals with the structure and function of the proteins and nucleic acids.
MycologyMycology is the scientific study of fungi.
ParasitologyParasitology is the branch of biology or medicine concerned with the study of parasitic organisms.
PhotobiologyPhotobiology is the scientific study of the interactions of light and living organisms.
PhycologyPhycology is the scientific study of algae.
PhysiologyPhysiology is the branch of biology that deals with the normal functions of living organisms and their parts.
Plant PhysiologyPlant physiology is a sub-discipline of botany concerned with the functioning, or physiology, of plants.
RadiobiologyRadiobiology is a branch of biology that involves the study of the action of ionizing radiation on living things.
Structural BiologyStructural biology is a branch of molecular biology, biochemistry, and biophysics dealing with the molecular structure of biological macro-molecules.
Theoretical BiologyTheoretical biology (aka Mathematical biology) is an interdisciplinary scientific research field with a range of applications in biology, biotechnology, and medicine.
VirologyVirology is the branch of science that deals with the study of viruses.
ZoologyZoology is the scientific study of the behavior, structure, physiology, classification, and distribution of animals.
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