Introduction to Biology

Biology is the branch of science that deals with the study of natural science of life and living organisms. Biology also tells how cells and organisms work. The word “Biology” is derived from the Greek word “bios” (Meaning life) and “logos” (Meaning Study). In general biologist study the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution and distribution of living organisms.

Biology encompasses the cellular basis of living things, the energy metabolism that underlines the activities of life. Biology also include the study of evolutionary relationships among organisms and the diversity of life on earth. The importance of biology helps us to understand the living world and the ways its many species function, evolve and interact. Advance in medicine, agriculture, biotechnology and many other areas of biology have brought improvements in the quality of life.

Biology is divided into many branches like Botany “study of plants”, Zoology “study of animals”. Apart from this biology has other branches such as

1. Biochemistry

2. Ecology

3. Genetics

4. Physiology

5. Microbiology

Biological sources make up the ingredients for many personal care and beauty products like shampoo, henna dye, nail polish remover, perfumes, diapers etc are some of the biology based everyday items.

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