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Major Fields of Biology

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Anatomy
Structure of living things
Bacteriology
Study of bacteria
Biochemistry
Examines the chemical processes and substances that occur in living things
Biophysics
Applies the tools and techniques of physics to the study of living things
Botany
Study of plants
Cryobiology
Analyzes how extremely low temperatures affect living things
Cytology
Studies the structure, composition, and functions of cells
Ecology
Concerns the relationships living things have with one another and their environment
Embryology
Deals with the formation and development of plants and animals from fertilization untily they become independent organisms
Entomology
Study of insects
Ethology
Concerns animal behavior under natural conditions
Evolutionary Biology
Study of the evidence supporting the theory of evolution
Genetics
Study of heredity
Icthyology
Study of fishes
Immunology
Concerns the body's defenses against disease and foreign substances
Limnology
Studies bodies of fresh water and the organisms that live in them
Marine Biology
Investigates life in the ocean
Medicine
Science and art of treating and healing
Microbiology
Deals with microscopic organisms
Molecular Biology
Analyzes molecular proccesses in cells
Neurobiology
Deals with the nervous system of animals
Ornithology
Study of birds
Paleontology
Study of prehistoric life
Pathology
Examines the changes in the body that can cause disease or are caused by disease
Physiology
Deals with the functions of living things
Sociobiology
Focuses on the biological basis for social behavior in human beings and other animals
Systematics
(Taxonomy) The scientific classification of organisms
Virology
Concerns viruses and virus diseases
Zoology
Study of animals