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Introduction to Biology

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Branches of Biology

Biology is a large body of knowledge that is divided into two main branches namely:botany and zoology.

Botany is the study of plants while zoology is the study of animals. These branches of biology are still wide and complex.Therefore at more advanced and specialised level,there are smaller branches of biology that exists.

examples are:

Ecology:This is the study of the interrelationships between organisms and their environment.

Genetics:This is the study of inheritance and variation.
Entomology:This is the study of insects.
Anatomy:This is the study of the internal structure of organisms.
Physiology:This deals with the study of the functions of various structures of an organism. It deals with the processes that take place in the body of organisms.
Ornithology: This is the study of birds.
Ichthyology: This is the study of fishes.

This list is in-exhaustive as there are very many other branches of biology.

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