What is biology?

  • (noun): Characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms.
    Example: "The biology of viruses"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Biology

Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. Biology is a vast subject containing many subdivisions, topics, and disciplines. Among the most important topics are five unifying principles that are said to be the fundamental axioms of modern biology:

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Dimethyl Sulfoxide - Applications - Biology
... DMSO may also be used as a cryoprotectant, added to cell media to reduce ice formation and thereby prevent cell death during the freezing process ... Approximately 10% may be used with a slow-freeze method, and the cells may be frozen at −80 °C or stored in liquid nitrogen safely ...
UIUC College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences - Academic Units - Biological, Physical & Quantitative Sciences
... Actuarial Science Animal Biology Astronomy Atmospheric Sciences School of Earth, Society and Environment Biochemistry Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology Cell and Developmental biology Chemical ...
Arachidonic Acid - Biology
... In addition to being involved in cellular signaling as a lipid second messenger involved in the regulation of signaling enzymes, such as PLC-γ, PLC-δ, and PKC-α, -β, and -γ isoforms, arachidonic acid is a key inflammatory intermediate and can also act as a vasodilator ... (Note separate synthetic pathways, as described in section below) ...
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - Divisions - Basic Sciences Division
... Its scientists research many areas of biology, including structural biology, molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, computational biology, and ...
Branches of Biology
... These are the main branches of biology Aerobiology – the study of airborne organic particles Agriculture – the study of producing crops from the land ... microscopic branch of anatomy Ichthyology – the study of fish Integrative biology – the study of whole organisms Limnology – the study of inland waters Mammalogy ...

More definitions of "biology":

  • (noun): All the plant and animal life of a particular region.
    Synonyms: biota

Famous quotes containing the word biology:

    The “control of nature” is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man.
    Rachel Carson (1907–1964)

    Nothing can be more incorrect than the assumption one sometimes meets with, that physics has one method, chemistry another, and biology a third.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)