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Paleontology
the science of the forms of life existing in former geologic periods, as represented by their fossils.
biogeography
The study of the geographic distribution of organisms.
embryology
the science dealing with the formation, development, structure, and functional activities of embryos.
comparative anatomy
the study of anatomical features of animals of different species
molecular biology
the branch of biology that deals with the nature of biological phenomena at the molecular level through the study of DNA and RNA, proteins, and other macromolecules involved in genetic information and cell function, characteristically making use of advanced tools and techniques of separation, manipulation, imaging, and analysis.
artificial selection
a process in the breeding of animals and in the cultivation of plants by which the breeder chooses to perpetuate only those forms having certain desirable inheritable characteristics.