Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Branches of Science
gene-splicing. Gene-splicing is any technique that is used to produce recombinant DNA that can function in an organism.
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fetology. This study could include things like: baby brain waves can be recorded at 40 days, blood travels through the fetus' closed circulatory system after 18 days, and ear and respiratory systems begin forming four weeks after fertilization. It could also include the use of ultrasound to take pictures of the developing fetus.
cetology. Cetaceans are the mammalian group that includes all of the whales, dolphins and porpoises. There are around 80 species in all. The word comes from the Greek word ketos, which means sea monster.
the study of caves. Edouard Alfred Martel, a French lawyer, is often called "the father of modern speleology." Between 1888 and 1914, he set out to explore every subterranean cave in Europe. Bramabiau, Dargilan, Padirac, Aven Armand, Cuevas del Drach, and The Abyss of Gaping Gill are some of his cave tourist sites.
the properties of sera (plural of serum). Blood serum is a liquid derived from blood from which the fibrin and suspended material(cells) have been removed. Serology can also be used in a blood test to detect the presence of antibodies against a microorganism.
study of cells. A cytologist's range of study includes function, multiplication, structure, pathology, and life history of cells.
stratigraphy. Strata are sheetlike beds of sedimentary rock that lie between two other beds of strata. This science also deals with the origin, distribution, succession, and composition of strata. Stratigraphy originated in 1865.
pteridology. India has one of the greatest pteridophytic communities of ferns. There are over 1200 different species of ferns. Most of these and other ferns are homosporous. This means they asexually produce spores of only one kind.
parasitic worms. Helminthology is the study of helminths. Helminths are parasitic worms such as tapeworms, liver flukes, ascarids, or leeches.
Intestinal worms are especially studied.
birds' eggs. Egg collecting started in the Middle Ages for decorating reasons. By the 1700s, eggs were collector's items. Then, in the 1800s birds' eggs were collected for scientific use. Egg studiers began to identify birds not by looking at the nest or the bird, but by the eggs.
Fungi. Mycology is the study of fungi and is closely associated with phytopathology from which it arose. It studies the biochemical and genetic properties of fungi and their uses in the field of pharmacology and food. It would be completely normal to see a display case full of a variety of dried mushrooms.
Wood cores. You could expect to see wood cores or a variety of wood samples. Dendrochronology is the study of tree rings. It is often used to study past ecology and weather patterns. It is often used in archeology to provide dating for wooden artifacts.