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Biology (Scientific Field)

(Encyclopedia) biology, the science that deals with living things. It is broadly divided into zoology , the study of animal life, and botany , the study of plant life.…

Biology

Charles Darwin wrote The Origin of Species after his voyage on the HMS Beagle, painted here by Conrad Martens.Biology is the study of life. At its broadest definition, biology covers the study of…

molecular biology

(Encyclopedia) molecular biology, scientific study of the molecular basis of life processes, including cellular respiration, excretion, and reproduction. The term molecular biology was…

biological warfare

(Encyclopedia) biological warfare, employment in war of microorganisms to injure or destroy people, animals, or crops; also called germ or bacteriological warfare. Limited attempts have…

biological diversity

(Encyclopedia) biological diversity or biodiversity, the number of species in a given habitat. Scientists have variously estimated that there are from 3 to 30 million extant…

marine biology

(Encyclopedia) marine biology, study of ocean plants and animals and their ecological relationships. Marine organisms may be classified (according to their mode of life) as nektonic,…