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What is biology? Simply put, it is the study of life. The key to understanding biology is understanding basic biology concepts. Once you have the basics down, you can begin to build on the more complex topics in biology. These resources will help you get started on understanding some basic biology principles.
  1. Biology 101
  2. Biomes
  3. Human Anatomy
  4. Cell Anatomy
  1. Cellular Processes
  2. Genetics
  3. Microbes
  4. Plant Basics

Biology 101

Learning how to "speak the language" is one helpful hint for understanding basic biology concepts. The following resources provide information on understanding biology terminology, identifying the characteristics of living organisms, and the classification of living organisms.

Biomes

Forest

Biomes are the world's major habitats. These habitats are identified by the vegetation and animals that populate them. The following resources provide information on the land and aquatic biomes of the world.

Human Anatomy

One of the most popular topics in biology is the anatomy of the human body. Learning how the body works can be fascinating and fun. These resources provide basic information on several organs and body systems.

Cell Anatomy

Nucleus with Nuclear Pores

The cell is the basic unit of life. What goes on inside our cells? What are our cells made of? The following resources help you to learn about the ins and outs of a eukaryotic cell.

Cellular Processes

Apoptosis

Cellular processes are the activities that go on inside a cell that help an organism to survive. Some of these processes include food metabolism(cellular respiration), protein production, and even cellular destruction.

Genetics

Genetics is the study of heredity or inheritance. Genetics helps to explain how traits are passed from parents to their young. Understanding certain genetic concepts can be difficult for beginners. Here are some good resources for understanding basic genetics principles.

Microbes

Papillomavirus

Microbes are extremely small organisms that cannot be see without a microscope. Microbes are all around us. They can survive under some of the most extreme conditions, they are sometimes harmful to us, and they are essential to our survival. The following resources will help you to learn more about these unseen organisms.

Plant Basics

Flower

Plants are important to all life on earth. They are capable of producing their own food and they provide food for other living organisms. The following resources include information on plant cells, photosynthesis, and even some animal eating plants.

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