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Descriptor in English: Biology
Descriptor in Spanish: Biología
Descriptor in Portuguese: Biologia
Descriptor in French: Biologie
Tree number(s): H01.158.273
Scope note: One of the BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE DISCIPLINES concerned with the origin, structure, development, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of animals, plants, and microorganisms.
Annotation: the discipline (education, history, etc) only; use BIOLOGICAL PHENOMENA or specifics treed under it for biological characteristics and processes of organisms and of the biosphere; note broader heading BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE DISCIPLINES is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
See also the descriptors: Water Biological Characteristics DeCS
DeCS UI: 1720
Descriptor UI: D001695
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2008/11/26
Biology - Preferred
Concept UI M0002541
Scope note One of the BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE DISCIPLINES concerned with the origin, structure, development, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of animals, plants, and microorganisms.
Preferred term Biology



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