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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Biology and its branches

Sunday, March 28, 2010
BIOLOGY AND ITS BRANCHES:
Biology is derived from two Greek words:Bio=living and logos=course.Thus,biology is defined as branch of science that deals with study of living beings.BIOLOGY AND ITS BRANCHES:  Biology is derived from two greek  words:Bio=living and logos=course.Thus,biology is defined as branch of  science that deals with study of living beings. Aristotle is regarded as

Aristotle is regarded as "father of Biology".Biology mainly deals with plant and animal kingdom.Broadly,biology is divided into two branches.They are listed below:

1)Zoology:

Zoology is branch of biology that deals with the study of animal kingdom.Father of zoology is Aristotle.

2)Botany:
Botany is branch of biology that deals with the study of plant kingdom.Father of botany is Theoprastus.

SOME OTHER BRANCHES OF BIOLOGY:
1)Acarology:Study of mites and ticks
2)Araneology:Study of spiders
3)Carcinology:Study of Crustaceans
4)Chorology:Study of geographical distribution
5)Cnidology:Study of coelenterates
6)Conchology:Study of molluscans shells
7)Ctelogy: Study of Acquired Characters
8)Ethnology:Study of human race
9)Ethology:Study of behaviour of animal
10)Etiology:Study of diseases
11)Eugenics:Study of improvement of human race by altering genetic combination
12)Helminthology:Study of helminthes
13)Ichnology:Study of fossils of fishes
14)Ichthyology:Study of fishes
15)Ornithology:Study of birds
16)Herpetology:Study of reptiles
17)Ophilogy:Study of snakes
18)Myrmecology:Study of ants
19)Phenology:Study of birds migration
20)Saurology:Study of lizards
21)Tectology:Study of structural organiztion and morphology of animals
22)Tricology:Study of hairs
23)Zoophytology:Study of drifting organisms
24)Actinobiology:Study of radiations on organisms
25)Agroforestry:Study of land use for cultivating herbaceous and tree crops
26)Agronomy:Management of farms and cultivation of crops
27)Agrostology:Study of grasses
28)Algology:Study of algae
29)Arboriculture:Study of cultivation of ornamental trees
30)Olericulture:Study of cultivation of vegetables
31)Palynology:Study of morphology of pollen grains
32)Pomology:Study of fruits and fruits yielding plants
33)Anatomy :Study of internal stucture
34)Silviculture:Study of timber yielding plants
35)Zymology:Study of Fermentation


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