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Life Science Index


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  • Life Science, biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
    • Agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
    • Agronomy - the branch of agriculture dealing with field-crop production and soil management
    • Arthropodal, arthropodan, arthropodous - of or relating to invertebrates of the phylum Arthropoda
    • Biology - The science of life and of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution
    • Bioscience - any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms
    • Biogeography - dealing with the geographical distribution of animals and plants
    • Botany, phytology - the branch of biology that studies plants
    • Cryobiology - the branch of biology that studies the effects of low temperatures on living tissues or organs or organisms
    • Cytology - the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells
    • Ecology, bionomics, environmental science - the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    • Embryology - the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms
    • Entomology, bugology - the branch of zoology that studies insects
    • Environment - the totality of the surroundings
    • Ethnology - comparative analysis of cultural patterns to explain differences and similarities among societies
    • Ethology - the branch of zoology that studies the behavior of animals in their natural habitats
    • Fauna, wildlife - all the animal life in a particular region
    • Flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region
    • Forestry - the science of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber
    • Genetics, Genetic Science - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
    • Herpetology - the branch of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibians
    • Ichthyology - the branch of zoology that studies fishes
    • Invertebrate - an animal, such as an insect or mollusk, that lacks a backbone or spinal column
    • Malacology- the branch of zoology that studies Mollusks and Mollusca
    • Mammalogy - the branch of zoology that studies mammals
    • Microbiology - the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans
    • Molecular Biology - the branch of biology that studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life
    • Morphology - the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
    • Neurobiology - the branch of biology that deals with the anatomy and physiology and pathology of the nervous system
    • Ornithology - the branch of zoology that studies birds
    • Paleobiology, palaeobiology - a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
    • Paleobotany - the study of fossil plants
    • Paleozoology, palaeozoology - the study of fossil animals
    • Physiology - a branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
    • Protozoology - the branch of zoology that studies protozoans
    • Radiobiology - the branch of biology that studies the effects of radiation on living organisms
    • Sociobiology - the branch of biology that conducts comparative studies of the social organization of animals with regard to its evolutionary history
    • Taxonomy - study of the general principles of scientific classification
    • Zoology, zoological science - the branch of biology that studies animals


Life Classifications Go Back to Index

  • Taxonomy - study of the general principles of scientific classification
  • Animal Kingdom - organisms that usually move around and find their own food
    • Annelid Phylum - segmented worms. Includes: Earthworms and Leeches
    • Arthropod Phylum - all the "jointed legged" animals. All of these animals have an exoskeleton, meaning the skeleton is on the outside of the body. Include: Insects, Arachnids, and Crustaceans
    • Chordate Phylum - all the animals that have a backbone. Includes: Fish, Reptiles, Birds, Amphibians, and Mammals
    • Cnidarian Phylum - soft-bodied, jelly-like animals with tentacles and venom glands. Includes: Hydra, Jellyfish, Anemones, and Coral
    • Echinoderm Phylum - often-spiny animals, with several "arms" reaching out from the center of its body. Includes: Starfish and Sea Urchins
    • Mollusk Phylum - soft-bodied animals that sometimes have a hard shell. Includes: Snails, Slugs, Octopus, Squid, Clams, Oysters, and Mussels.
    • Nematode Phylum - very tiny worms with no segments in their bodies. Also called Roundworms
    • Platyhelminthes Phylum - soft, flat-bodied worms. Includes: Planarians and Tapeworms
    • Rotifer Phylum - tiny, microscopic animals with a wheel-shaped mouth and tiny hairs
    • Tardigrade Phylum - tiny, slow-moving animals with four body segments and eight legs. Includes Water
  • Plant Kingdom - organisms that make their own food and do not actively move around
    • Bryophyta Division - plants with very small leaves and stems, with no roots and no flowers. Usually grow very low to the ground. Includes: Mosses
    • Coniferophyta Division - plants that bear cones. Includes: Pine Trees and Cedars
    • Magnoliophyta Division - all "flowering" plants. These plants have leaves, stems, and roots. After flowering, they form fruits with seeds. Includes most crops, trees, shrubs, grasses, garden plants, and weeds
    • Lycopodiophyta Division - small plants with green, branched stems, scale-like leaves, and no flowers. Usually grow very low to the ground. Includes: Club Mosses, Quillworts, and Spikemosses
    • Pteridophyta Division - plants that have roots and stems, but do not have flowers or seeds. Instead, they spread with spores. Includes Fern
  • Protist Kingdom - organisms that have single, complex cells
    • Euglenophyta Phylum - tiny, microscopic organisms that have a flagella (tiny hair-like thing that helps them move through water). Some eat algae and keep it inside their bodies, using it to make food. Includes Euglena
    • Protozoa Phylum - tiny, microscopic organisms that reproduce by splitting in half to become two new organisms. Includes: Amoeba, Paramecium, and Sporozoa
  • Moneran Kingdom - organisms that have single, simple cells
    • Bacteria Phylum - these organisms are extremely important and can also be very dangerous. They live anywhere there is moisture, including inside animal's bodies. Some carry disease
    • Cyanobacteria Phylum - these organisms are also known as Blue-green Algae. These algae are different from the Green Algae found in the Plant Kingdom

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