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List of basic biology topics

For a more comprehensive list, see the List of biology topics.

Biology is the study of living organisms. It is concerned with the characteristics, classification, and behaviors of organisms, how species come into existence, and the interactions they have with each other and with the natural environment. Biology encompasses a broad spectrum of academic fields that are often viewed as independent disciplines. However, together they address phenomena related to living organisms (biological phenomena) over a wide range of scales, from biophysics to ecology. All concepts in biology are subject to the same laws that other branches of science obey, such as the laws of thermodynamics and conservation of energy.

The following list of topics is provided as an overview of and introduction to biology:


Essence of biology

Main article: Biology

Subdisciplines of biology

Acarology -- Anatomy -- Arachnology -- Biochemistry -- Bioinformatics -- Biomechanics -- Bionomics -- Biophysics -- Biotechnology -- Botany -- Cell biology -- Ecology -- Entomology -- Evolution -- Genetics -- Gerontology -- Herpetology -- Histology -- Ichnology -- Ichthyology -- Immunology -- Limnology -- Marine biology -- Microbiology -- Molecular biology -- Mycology -- Myrmecology -- Neurobiology -- Ornithology -- Paleontology -- Palynology -- Parasitology -- Photobiology -- Phycology -- Physiology -- Plant physiology -- Biological psychology-- Radiobiology -- Sociobiology -- Structural biology -- Taxonomy -- Virology -- Zoology

History of biology

Main article: History of biology

Basic biology concepts

Ecology & evolution

Organismal biology

Cell & molecular biology

Influential biologists

Main articles: Biologist and List of biologists
Charles Robert Darwin -- Alfred Russel Wallace -- Jean-Baptiste Lamarck -- Sir Charles Lyell -- Alfred Wegener -- Alexander Fleming -- Andrew Huxley -- Robert Koch -- Konrad Lorenz -- Ernst Haeckel -- Theodor Bilharz -- Marcello Malpighi -- Antoni van Leeuwenhoek -- Konrad Lorenz -- Thomas Malthus -- Edward Jenner -- Carolus Linnaeus -- Sewall Wright -- Louis Pasteur -- Gregor Mendel -- Barbara McClintock -- James D. Watson -- Francis Crick -- Kary Mullis -- Rosalind Franklin -- Steven Jay Gould -- Lynn Margulis -- Carl Woese -- Jane Goodall

Biology lists

Main article: List of biology topics

See also

Find more information on Biology by searching Wikipedia's sister projects
Dictionary definitions from Wiktionary
Textbooks from Wikibooks
Quotations from Wikiquote
Source texts from Wikisource
Images and media from Commons
News stories from Wikinews
Learning resources from Wikiversity

At Wikiversity you can learn more about Biology at:
The School of Biology
Biology Portal
  • The Dolan DNA Learning Center: The source for timely information about your life
  • OSU's Phylocode
  • The Tree of Life: A multi-authored, distributed Internet project containing information about phylogeny and biodiversity.
  • MIT video lecture series on biology
  • A wiki site for protocol sharing run from MIT.
  • Biology and Bioethics.
  • Biology online wiki dictionary.
  • Biology Video Sharing Community.

Journal links

  • PLos Biology A peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Public Library of Science
  • International Journal of Biological Sciences A biological journal publishes peer-reviewed scientific papers of significance
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
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