What Are The Both Branches Of Botany And Zoology?


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* Botany is the study of plants
* Zoology is the study of the animal kingdom

Under the category or branch of botany there are five sub-branches: Plant anatomy, dendrology, plant morphology, plant physiology, and phytopathology. Most individuals that study plants will study all five subcategories. They may be involved in one branch more than another. For example with those who study medicine may look more at plant morphology in order to understand how the plant can be broken down or combined with others to effect a medical solution.

Zoology has a lot more branches or subcategories of study because it is a larger category as a whole. Zoology is the study of the animal kingdom based on embryology, classification, evolution, habits, and distribution of animals extinct and living.

Under the branch of zoology, it includes: Anthropology, anthrozology, apiology, arachnology, arthropodology, cetology, conchology, and entomology. There is also ehtology, helminthology, herpetology, ichthyology, malacology, mammalogy, myrmecology, nematology, neruotheology, ornithology, paleozology, planktology, primatology, and zoosemiotics.

Each of the categories under zoology studies a different type of animal or concept that applies to science and the animal kingdom. For example ichthyology is the study of fish. One who is an ichthyologist may study genetics in fish, movements of schools of fish, or a specific breed of fish. Those who study mammology will study mammals only. These biologists or zoologists tend to concentrate on one specific mammal such as humans, primates, marine mammals, etc. We also have primatology which is the study of primates, so one can be both in this case. Herpteology is the study of reptiles and amphibians.

It is easy to see that there is a lot under the two branches of zoology and botany that can be discussed when it comes to the industry of science.

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