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The focus of this category is on software used by biologists in any of the fields of biology.

There are branches of biology, including anatomy, biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, botany, cellular biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, immunology, marine biology, microbiology, molecular biology, mycology, parasitology, photobiology, phycology, physiology, plant physiology, radiobiology, structural biology, theoretical biology, virology, and zoology.

There are several different types of biologists, and some of their roles overlap.

Biochemists seek to explain life processes in terms of physical and chemical reactions and properties. Among the activities they are involved in is the analysis of samples of air, animal tissues, drugs, food, water, and wastes.

Computational biologists use computers and mathematical algorithms to analyze and process data relating to biomechanics, DNA, natural and agricultural systems, protein structures, neuroscience, and other systems.

Conservation biologists are interested in the restoration and protection of ecosystems and wildlife habitats, including the conservation of endangered species.

Also known as evolutionary biologists, ecologists study the processes that are fundamental to an understanding of the ecology and evolution of living things.

Marine biologists study aquatic organisms and how they interact with the environment. Specialties in marine biology might focus on a single species.

Microbiologists study living organisms that are invisible to the naked eye, such as fungi, bacteria, and viruses.

Molecular biologists are involved in the study of living things at the molecular level, such as how genetic information is encoded in DNA molecules, how it can be changed, and the effects of these changes.

Physiologists study the internal functions of living organisms, including the processes of reproduction, metabolism, and respiration.

Also known as botanists, plant biologists study plant life. They might identify and evaluate new species, develop new plants through biotechnology, or study the way in which pollution affects plants.

Wildlife biologists observe and study the behaviors of animals and their environment. They observe and analyze the features of certain wildlife, determining their role in a specific ecosystem.

As stated at the outset, the primary interest of this category is on the software that is used by biologists. Software that has been designed primarily to teach biology should be listed in the Education & Training section.

 

 

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