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Biology

This guide was created to help students find information on topics in the field of biology. Use the following sources as starting points for research on various topics in biology.

Background Information

The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide defines biology as the,

Science of life. Biology includes all the life sciences – for example, anatomy and physiology (the study of the structure of living things), cytology (the study of cells), zoology (the study of animals), botany (the study of plants), ecology (the study of habitats and the interaction of living species), animal behaviour, embryology, and taxonomy (classification), and plant breeding. Increasingly biologists have concentrated on molecular structures: biochemistry, biophysics, and genetics (the study of inheritance and variation)

(Source: Credo)

Reference: Encyclopedias and Dictionaries