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systems biology
biology: study of life and all living organisms (coined by Carl von Linné; 1736)
branches & subdisciplines  
cell biology
study of the structure and function of living cells and their components (similar term: cytology)
study of structure, function and synthesis of sugars
study of microorganisms and their interaction with different environments
  • bacteriology
  • mycology
  • parasitology
  • virology
study of structure, function, interaction and (human) use of fungi (related term: Mycology)
study of the nervous system (related term: neurosciences)
study of bacterial species
study of structure and function of plants (related terms: plant biology, plant sciences)
study of viruses
study related to the animal kingdom
computational biology
analytical, theoretical, mathematical and computational methods to study biological systems (related term: bioinformatics)
structural biology
study of the molecular structure of biological macromolecules like proteins or nucleic acids)
synthetic biology
engineering and (re-)designing of biological systems not usually found in nature
systems biology
biology-based mathematical and computational modelling to study complex interaction of living systems
theoretical biology
mathematical tools, models and techniques to describe complex biological interactions (related terms: mathematical biology, biomathematics)
experimental biology
"... study of the form and function of animals and plants at all levels of organisation from the molecular and cellular to the whole organism" (Society for Experimental Biology)
developmental biology
study of the growth development of plants and animals
reproductive biology
study of the reproductive systems
evolutionary biology
study of evolutionary processes that lead to the diversity of life
conservation biology
study of the earth's ecosystems to protect and maintain the respective systems
marine biology
study of organisms in the ocean
aquatic biology study of aquatic plants and animals
molecular biology
"...not so much a technique as an approach, an approach from the viewpoint of the so-called basic sciences with the leading idea of searching below the large-scale manifestations of classical biology for the corresponding molecular plan. It is concerned particularly with the forms of biological molecules and [...] is predominantly three-dimensional and structural-which does not mean, however, that it is merely a refinement of morphology. It must at the same time inquire into genesis and function."
Astbury, W.T. (1961). "Molecular Biology or Ultrastructural Biology?" (PDF) . Nature 190 (4781)
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