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Biology Subject Guide

This guide will help you get started with your research in Biology, including neuroscience, cell biology, ecology and evolution.

Biology: the science that studies living organisms. If you are interested in the branch of biology that studies animals, please refer to the Zoology subject guide. If you are interested in the branch of biology that studies plants, please refer to the Plant Biology subject guide.

Neuroscience: the scientific disciplines concerned with the development, structure, function, chemistry, pharmacology, clinical assessments and pathology of the nervous system. Additional information may be found in the Psychology subject guide, the Biochemistry subject guide, the Pharmacology subject guide, and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine subject guide.

Cell Biology: the science that studies cells, including their physiological properties, their structure, their interactions with their environment, and their life cycle. Additional information may be found in the Cell and Molecular Biology subject guide and the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics subject guide.

Ecology: a branch of biology that is concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment. If you are interested primarily in human interaction with the environment, please refer to the Environment subject guide.

Evolution: a branch of biology that looks at the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development (the process of passing by degrees into a different or more advanced stage) of a species or taxonomic group of organisms. If you are interested primarily in human evolution, please refer to the Anthropology subject guide.

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