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List Of Branches Of Biology – General Awareness Notes For DSSSB Exam

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List of Branches of Biology

Biology: Branch of science in which living beings are studied.

Bios = Life & Logos = Study. Therefore, study of life is called Biology. The term biology was first coined by Lamarck and Treviranus in the year 1801. Biology has two main branch –

Botany: Study of different aspects of plants. Theophrastus is known as father of Botany.

Zoology: Study of various aspects of animals. Aristotle is called father of Zoology as well as Biology.

Important Terms of Biology:

Anatomy                   :   Study of internal structure of organism.

Agrology                    :   Soil science dealing specially with production of crop.

Agronomy                 :   Science of soil management and production of crop.

Agrostology              :   Study of grass.

Anthropology           :   Study of origin, development and relationship between the culture of past and present human.

Anthology                 :   Study of flower and flowering plant.

Angiology                  :   Study of blood vascular system including arteries and veins.

Andrology                 :   Study of male reproductive organ.

Bryology                    :   Study of Bryophytes.

Bacteriology             :   Study of bacteria.

Cytology                    :   Study of cell.

Cryobiology              :   It is the study of effect of low temperature on organisms and their preservation.

Cardiology                :   Study of heart.

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Demography            :   Study of population.

Diffusion                   :   Random movement of molecule/ion or gases from a region of higher concentration to lower concentration

Dermatology            :   Study of skin.

Dendrochronology :   Counting and analysing annual growth rings of tree to know its age.

Ecology                      :   Study of inter-relationship between living and their environment.

Evolution                  :   Study of origin of life, variation and formation of new species.

Embryology              :   Study of fertilization of egg, formation of zygote and development of embryo.

Eugenics                    :   Study of factors connected with the improvement of human race.

Euthenics                  :   Study of environmental condition that contribute to the improvement of human beings.

Ethnology                 :   Study of science dealing with different races of human.

Ethology                    :   Study of animal behaviour in their natured habitats.

Etiology                     :   Study of causative agent of disease.

Entomology              :   Study of insects.

Floriculture              :   Cultivation of plant for flower.

Food technology     :   Scientific processing, preservation, storage and transportation of food.

Forensic science     :   Application of science for analysis of various fact and evidence to identify the cause or the person involve in criminal act.

Fermentation          :   Process of incomplete oxidation that occur in microbes and other cells in absence of oxygen, leading to the formation of ethyl alcohol.


Genetics                    :   Study of variation and transmission of heredity character from parents to their young ones.

Gynecology               :   Study of female reproductive organ.

Gerontology             :   Study of ageing.

Gastroenterology    :   Study of alimentary canal or stomach and intestine related disorders.

Hypertonic               :   When two solution have different solute concentration. The solution which have higher concentration is called hypertonic.

Hypotonic                 :   In two solutions which have lower solute concentration is called hypotonic

Histology                   :   Study of tissue organisation and their internal structure with the help of microscope.

Hydroponics            :   Study of growing plant without soil in water which contain nutrient.

Haematology           :   Study of blood in health and disease.

Hepatology               :   Study of liver.

Ichthyology              :   Study of fishes.

Immunology             :   Study of immune system or resistance of body to disease.

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Metazoans                :   All multicellular animals are called metazoans.

Monoecious              :   Plants which have both male and female flower

Morphology              :   Study of external structure.

Microbiology            :   Study of micro-organism like virus, bacteria, algae, fungi and protozoa.

Molecular biology   :   Study of molecule found in the body of living organism.

Mammography        :   Branch of science which deal test for breast cancer.

Mycology                  :   Study of fungi.

Myrmecology           :   Study of ant is called myrmecology.

Nanotechnology      :   The study ‘Science of small’ is known as nanotechnology

Neurology                 :   Study of nervous system.

Neonatology             :   Study of new born.

Nephrology              :   Study of kidneys.

Osmosis                     :   Movement of water molecule across semipermeable membrane from the region of its higher concentration to the region of lower concentration.

Odontology               :   Study of teeth and gum.

Osteology                  :   Study of bones.

Oncology                   :   Study of cancer and tumours.

Obstetrics                 :   Science related with care of pregnant women before, during and after child birth.

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