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Descriptor in English: Exobiology
Descriptor in Spanish: Exobiología
Descriptor in Portuguese: Exobiologia
Descriptor in French: Exobiologie
Entry term(s): Astrobiology
Biologies, Space
Biology, Space
Extraterrestrial Life
Life, Extraterrestrial
Space Biologies
Space Biology
Tree number(s): H01.158.273.295
Scope note: The interdisciplinary science that studies evolutionary biology, including the origin and evolution of the major elements required for life, their processing in the interstellar medium and in protostellar systems. This field also includes the study of chemical evolution and the subsequent interactions between evolving biota and planetary evolution as well as the field of biology that deals with the study of extraterrestrial life.
Annotation: the discipline (education, history, etc) only; may also be used for articles about the possibility of extraterrestrial life
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
History Note: 95
See also the descriptors: Extraterrestrial Environment MeSH
DeCS UI: 32256
Descriptor UI: D018559
Date Established: 1995/01/01
Date of Entry: 1994/06/07
Revision Date: 2019/07/08
Exobiology - Preferred
Concept UI M0027821
Scope note The interdisciplinary science that studies evolutionary biology, including the origin and evolution of the major elements required for life, their processing in the interstellar medium and in protostellar systems. This field also includes the study of chemical evolution and the subsequent interactions between evolving biota and planetary evolution as well as the field of biology that deals with the study of extraterrestrial life.
Preferred term Exobiology
Entry term(s) Biologies, Space
Biology, Space
Space Biologies
Space Biology
Extraterrestrial Life - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0525901
Preferred term Extraterrestrial Life
Entry term(s) Life, Extraterrestrial
Astrobiology - Narrower
Concept UI M0027820
Preferred term Astrobiology



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