Biology Abbreviations

 

What is biology?

Biology is the study of life. It deals with knowledge about ourselves and about the world of which we are part and in which we operate. It is a word formed by the Greek terms “ bios ” (life) and “ logos ” (study) whose literal meaning is “study of life”. It is a natural science that studies the origin and characteristics of living beings and their interactions with the environment.

Living things are divided into five major kingdoms, classified according to the number of cells (unicellular or multicellular), cellular organization (prokaryotes or eukaryotes) and type of nutrition (autotrophs or heterotrophs):

Kingdom Monera: unicellular organisms and prokaryotes (cells without an individual nucleus). Example: bacteria and algae

Kingdom Protista: unicellular organisms and eukaryotes (cells with individual nucleus). Example: protozoa and unicellular algae

Kingdom Fungi: eukaryotic and heterotrophic organisms (they do not synthesize their own food). Ex: fungi, mushrooms, molds

Kingdom Plantae (Metaphyta): multicellular, eukaryote and autotrophic (photosynthetic) organisms. eg: plants

Kingdom Animalia (Metazoa): multicellular, eukaryotic and heterotrophic organisms.

Biology is subdivided into different areas to deepen the diverse and complex aspects related to living beings, some of which are: Anatomy, Evolutionary Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Botany, Ecology, Genetics, Histology, Zoology.

Some scientists with relevant contributions in some areas of Biology were: Alexander Fleming (British doctor – discovered penicillin), Carlos Linnaeus (Swedish botanist – father of modern taxonomy), Charles Darwin (British naturalist – theory of evolution of species), Louis Pasteur (French chemist – inventor of pasteurization), among others.

List of Acronyms Related to Biology

ACORRN Academic Clinical Oncology and Radiobiology Research Network
ACBP Acyl-CoA Binding Protein (molecular biology)
AMBL Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory
ABCB Advances in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
ACBM Advisory Committee for Biology & Medicine
ACBM Advisory Committee on Biology and Medicine
AB Algebraic Biology
AEMB Alliance for Engineering in Medicine and Biology
AAM American Academy of Microbiology
ABT American Biology Teacher
ASBMR American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
ASBMB American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
ASCB American Society for Cell Biology
ASGSB American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology
ASMB American Society for Matrix Biology
ASM American Society for Microbiology
ASSEMBLY American Society for Microbiology
ASP American Society for Photobiology
ACMA Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
AUBC APICS Undergraduate Biology Conference
AEM Applied and Environmental Microbiology
AEM-2 Applied and Environmental Microbiology
AMB Applied Molecular Biology
AFCB Arab Federation of Clinical Biology
AFRRI Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
AABE Asian Association for Biology Education
AFSUMB Asian Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology
AMSB Associate Member of the Society of Biology
ABLE Association for Biology Laboratory Education
ATB Association for Tropical Biology
AMMI Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
AMCBT Association of Midwest College Biology Teachers
ACSMB Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology
AALB Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology
ABRC Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center
AI Astrobiology Institute
ASTEP Astrobiology Science and Technology for Exploring Planets
ASTID Astrobiology Science and Technology Instrument Development
ASSET Astrobiology Summer Science Experience for Teachers
ADNR ATP -Dependent Nucleosome Remodeling (molecular biology)
ACA Australian Centre for Astrobiology
ADBW Australian Developmental Biology Workshop
AIB Australian Institue of Biology
APTF Australian Photobiology Testing Facility
ASFB Australian Society for Fish Biology
ASM Australian Society for Microbiology
ASSEMBLY Australian Society for Microbiology
ARBIB Autonomous Robot Based on Inspirations from Biology
BHB Bachelor of Human Biology
BSB Bachelor of Science in Biology
BCSB Berkeley Center for Structural Biology
BCB Biochemistry & Cell Biology
BMB Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
BCBSI Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Summer Institute
BSB Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
BIOL Biology
BIO Biology
BBRP Biology and Biotechnology Research Program
BMD Biology and Medicine Division
BMDO Biology and Medicine Division
BIOLOGY Biology Break
BIO Biology Break
BGP Biology Graduate Program
BHPD Biology Health and Physics Department
BIOS Biology Intensive Orientation for Students
BLC Biology Learning Centre
BNMC Biology New Media Center
BBMT Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
BOR Biology Of Reproduction
BSES Biology Self-Efficacy Scale
BUSP Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program
BEAM Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, Mechanics
BPC Biology, Physics, Chemistry
BECE Biology-End-of-Course Exam
BICB Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology
BCSB Bloomsbury Centre for Structural Biology
BSCB British Society for Cell Biology
BSDB British Society for Developmental Biology
BMB Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
CBEA California Biology Education Association
CCUBC Canadian Council of University Biology Chairs
CJID Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
CCBD Cancer and Cell Biology Division
CBT Cancer Biology and Therapy
CBRL Cancer Biology Research Laboratory
CCAB Cardiff Centre for Astrobiology
CDBC Cardiovascular Developmental Biology Center
CCBG Cell and Chromosome Biology Group
CAMB Cell and Molecular Biology
CMB Cell and Molecular Biology
BMGT Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
CBC Cell Biology Course
CBET Cell Biology of Excitable Tissues
CSD Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development
CMDB Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology
CSB Cellular and Structural Biology
CMMB Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology
CATCMB Center for Advanced Training in Cell and Molecular Biology
CAMB Center for Applied & Molecular Biology
CABA Center for Aquatic Biology & Aquaculture
CCMB Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology
CCBB Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
CCMB Center for Computational Medicine and Biology
CCMB Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology
CEEB Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
CEBBI Center for Enhancement of the Biology / Biomaterial Interfaces
CGBR Center for Gravitational Biology Research
CHRISTIAN Center for Human Radiobiology
CHR Center for Human Radiobiology
CIMB Center for International Meetings on Biology
COB Center for Oral Biology
CPB Center for Population Biology
CRB Center for Regenerative Biology
CRB Center for Reproductive Biology
CSB Center for Structural Biology
CSB Center for Systematic Biology
CSB Center for Systems Biology
CBNS Center for the Biology of Natural Systems
CNLM Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
CEDB Center of Excellence in Developmental Biology
CAMR Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research
CCB Centre for Computational Biology
CISBAN Centre for Integrated Systems Biology of Ageing and Nutrition
CMSB Centre for Medical Systems Biology
CMCB Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology
CMBN Centre for Molecular Biology and Neuroscience
CSCB Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology
CSSB Centre for Systems and Synthetic Biology
CEMB Centre of Excellence in Marine Biology
CBIT Chemical Biology in Translation
CBL Chemical Biology Laboratory
CAB Chemistry and Biology
CBI Chemistry/Biology Interface
CMPH Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook
COMPUTE Clinical Microbiology Proficiency Testing
CMPT Clinical Microbiology Proficiency Testing
CMR Clinical Microbiology Reviews
CRPB Collaborative Research in Plant Biology
CBTA Colorado Biology Teachers Association
CBTA Colorado Biology Teachers’ Association
CGBI Computational and Genome Biology Initiative
CSBB Computational and Structural Biology in Biodefense
CSBI Computational and Systems Biology Initiative
CBBI Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
CBGI Computational Biology and Genome Informatics
CBIL Computational Biology and Informatics Laboratory
CBC Computational Biology Centers
CBL Computational Biology Laboratory
CBRL Computational Biology Research Laboratory
CBSU Computational Biology Service Unit
CCB Computational Cancer Biology
CMSB Computational Methods in Systems Biology
CMB Computational Molecular Biology
CNIC Computational Neurobiology and Imaging Center
CSB Computational Structural Biology
CBM Computers in Biology and Medicine
RECOMB Conference on Computational Molecular Biology
CNFMI Conference on New Frontiers in Microbiology and Infection
CBEM Conservation Biology and Ecosystem Management
CBIP Conservation Biology in Practice
CRF Cosmobiology Research Foundation
CBE Council of Biology Editors
CRBMB Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
CIIM Current Issues in Intestinal Microbiology
CIMB Current Issues in Molecular Biology
COPB Current Opinion in Plant Biology
CPCB Current Protocols in Cell Biology
CTMI Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
EPOB Department of Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology
FWB Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology
PMBD Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology
DMMB Developmental Microbiology and Molecular Biology
DCMB Developmental, Cell and Molecular Biology
DCVBU Disease Control and Vector Biology Unit
DB Division of Biology
DEBUG Division of Biology
DBBS Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
DBM Division of Biology and Medicine
DCMB Division of Cell and Molecular Biology
DPCB Division of Phylogenetics and Comparative Biology
EEB Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
EOB Ecology and Organismal Biology
EOBI Ecology and Organismal Biology
EECB Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology
EEOB Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
EMBS Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
EBB Environmental Biology and Biogeochemistry
EMMM Environmental Micropaleontology, Microbiology and Meiobenthology
EBS Erindale Biology Society
EPCM Essential Procedures for Clinical Microbiology
EANA European Astrobiology Network Association
EBAB European Biology and Bioelectromagnetics
ECBS European Chemical Biology Symposium
ECCB European Conference on Computational Biology
ECMTB European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology
EDBO European Developmental Biology Organization
EJCB European Journal of Cell Biology
EMBS European Marine Biology Symposium
EMVBM European Meeting on Vascular Biology and Medicine
EMBL European Molecular Biology Laboratory
EMBOSS European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite
EMBO European Molecular Biology Organization
ERIDOB European Researchers in Didactics of Biology
ESP European Society for Photobiology
EEOB Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
EBO Experimental Biology Online
FAECB Facility for Automated Experiments in Cell Biology
FSB Fallout Studies Branch, Division of Biology & Medicine
FASEB Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
FSB Fellow of the Society of Biology
FASBS First African Structural Biology Conference
FASB First African Structural Biology Conference
FWCB Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
FBRC Forest Biology Research Cooperative
FHUB Foundations of Human Biology
FRRB Free Radical and Radiation Biology program
FRBM Free Radical Biology and Medicine
FIB Freshwater Invertebrate Biology
GTMB Gene Therapy and Molecular Biology
GBCB Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
GIAM Global Impacts of Applied Microbiology
GPMB Graduate Program in Marine Biology
GBF Gravitational Biology Facility
GMI Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology
GCCB Grid Computing in Computational Biology
HIMB Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
HCB Herpetological Conservation and Biology
HMBG Human Molecular Biology and Genetics
HOBI Hydro-Optics, Biology Instrumentation
IEMBS IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
ILRS IL-4 Response Sequence (molecular biology)
IICB Indian Institute of Chemical Biology
IPTAI Indiana Princeton Tennessee Astrobiology Initiative
IAM Institute for Applied Microbiology
IMMIP Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology
ITBC Institute for Tropical Biology & Conservation
IAB Institute of Arctic Biology
IBCB Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
IOB Institute of Biology
IBBA Institute of Biology and Biotechnology in Agriculture
IBCP Institute of Biology and Chemistry of Proteins
IBI Institute of Biology Ireland
ICMB Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology
ICCB Institute of Chemistry and Cell Biology
IOCB Institute of Computational Biology
IEM Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology
IICB Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology
IMBC Institute of Marine Biology of Crete
IMB Institute of Medical Biology
IMMI Institute of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
IMSNU Institute of Microbiology, Seoul National University
IMCB Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
IMBG Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics
IMBM Institute of Molecular Biology and Medicine
INB Institute of Neurobiology
INMM Institute of Neurobiology and Molecular Medicine
IPB Institute of Plant Biology
ISB Institute of Systems Biology
ITB Institute of Tropical Biology
IPEMB Institution of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and Biology
IBET Integrated Biology English and Technology
IMBL Integrated Molecular Biology Laboratory
IRCEB Integrated Research Challenges in Environmental Biology
ICB Integrative and Comparative Biology
IBP Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
ISMB Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology
IASM International Association for Somatidian Microbiology
IBO International Biology Olympiad
ICFMH International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene
ICCBB International Conference on Computational Biomechanics and Biology
ICMB International Conference on Mathematical Biology
ICSB International Conference on Systems Biology
ICACC International Congress of Applied Chronobiology and Chronomedicine
IICB International Institute of Cell Biology
IIMCB International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
IMBN International Molecular Biology Network
ISDP International Society for Developmental Psychobiology
ISIN International Society for Invertebrate Neurobiology
ISMB International Society for Matrix Biology
ISSB International Society for Systems Biology
ISPMB International Society of Plant Molecular Biology
ISBB International Symposium on Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
IUBMB International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
IWML International Workshop on Machine Learning in Systems Biology
ICMB Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
IMCB Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
JAMB Japanese Association for Mathematical Biology
JEBL Java Evolutionary Biology Library
JBCB Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
JCAB Journal of Cell and Animal Biology
JCB Journal of Cell Biology
JCM Journal of Clinical Microbiology
JEE Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
JEB Journal of Experimental Biology
JEMBE Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
JFB Journal of Fish Biology
JGM Journal of General Microbiology
JIPB Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
JMB Journal of Mathematical Biology
JMM Journal of Medical Microbiology
JMB Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
JMB Journal of Molecular Biology
KABT Kansas Association of Biology Teachers
KBT Kline Biology Tower
KSMCB Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology
KSMB Korean Society for Molecular Biology
LBBMA Laboratoire de Biochimie et Biologie Moléculaire d’Angers (French: Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Angers
LMP Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
LCDB Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology
LECB Laboratory of Experimental and Computational Biology
LMDB Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology
LRB Laboratory of Radiation Biology
LBM Languages in Biology and Medicine
LAM Letters in Applied Microbiology
LSMBB Life Sciences: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
LIMB List of Molecular Biology
LIMB Listing of Molecular Biology Databases
LB Liver Biology
LSB Logic and Systems Biology
MIMB Manual of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
MUK MAPK Upstream Kinase (molecular biology)
MBRC Marine Biology Research Centre
MBRD Marine Biology Research Division
MCBI Marine Conservation Biology Institute
MABTS Maryland Association of Biology Teachers
MABTS Massachusetts Association of Biology Teachers
MPB Master of Physical Biology
MTBI Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute
MPIMM Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
MRP MDR Related Protein (biology)
MMI Medical Microbiology & Immunology
MMCB Medical Molecular and Cellular Biology
MAMBO Mediterranean Association for Marine Biology and Oceanology
MIMBD Meeting on the Interconnection of Molecular Biology Databases
MAAM Member of the American Academy of Microbiology
MSB Member of the Society of Biology
MIB Metals in Biology
MIMB Methods in Molecular Biology
MABTS Michigan Association of Biology Teachers
MICR Microbiology
MMG Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
MMBR Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
MIPM Microbiology, Immunology and Preventive Medicine
MTC Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology
MMB Microtechnology in Medicine and Biology
MMB Microtechnology Medicine Biology
MAPMBS Mid-Atlantic Plant Molecular Biology Society
MOCB Molecular and Cell Biology
MCBN Molecular and Cell Biology Network
MCB Molecular and Cellular Biology
MMB Molecular and Microbiology Department
MB Molecular Biology
MBB Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
MBCG Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics
MBG Molecular Biology and Genetics
MBDL Molecular Biology Database List
MBI Molecular Biology Institute
MBL Molecular Biology Laboratory
MBP Molecular Biology of Plants
MBRB Molecular Biology Research Building
MCBB Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology
MGCB Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
MCDB Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
NBIC Nanotechnology, Biology and medicine, Information sciences, and Cognitive Sciences
NAI NASA Astrobiology Institute
NCCA NASA Center for Computational Astrobiology
NABT National Association of Biology Teachers
NIPI National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel
NIB National Institute of Biology
NML National Microbiology Laboratory
NRNB National Resource for Network Biology
NSMB Nature: Structural and Molecular Biology
NBBG Nebraska Behavioral Biology Group
NIOB Netherlands Institute for Developmental Biology
NRU Neurobiology Research Unit
NGBW Next Generation Biology Workbench
NIAB Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology
OBPG Ocean Biology Processing Group
OUB Office of Undergraduate Biology
OWML Ohio Water Microbiology Laboratory
OSB Optimization and Systems Biology
OMIG Oral Microbiology and Immunology Group
OIMB Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
OBEE Organismal Biology, Ecology and Evolution
OEB Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
OISB Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology
PBDB Paleobiology Database Project
PAAA Pan American Aerobiology Association
PABMB Pan-American Association for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
PQB Parallel Quantitative Biology
PSM Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc.
PCBM Physics Chemistry Biology Mathematics
PMB Physics in Medicine and Biology
PCB Physics, Chemistry and Biology
PCMB Physiology, Cell and Molecular Biology
PMB Plant and Microbial Biology
PMBD Plant and Microbial Biology Department
PBB Plant Biology Building
PBI Plant Biology Institute
PCMB Plant Cellular Molecular Biology
PMBR Plant Molecular Biology Reporter
PSEBM Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
PBOFF Program for the Biology of Filamentous Fungi
PMPB Program in Molecular Plant Biology
PQB Program in Quantitative Biology
PDSB Public Domain Software in Biology
QBMI Quantitative Biology and Modeling Initiative
QUBS Queen’s University Biology Station
RMUG Rapid Microbiology User Group
RCMB Research in Computational Molecular Biology
RECOMB Research in Computational Molecular Biology
RCMB Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
RIBT Respiratory Integrative Biology and Translational Research
RASMB Reversible Associations in Structural and Molecular Biology
SNAB Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology
SDBG Scottish Developmental Biology Group
SFAM Society for Applied Microbiology
SCB Society for Conservation Biology
SDB Society for Developmental Biology
SEB Society for Experimental Biology
SEMB Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
SGM Society for General Microbiology
SIMULATOR Society for Industrial Microbiology
SIM Society for Industrial Microbiology
SICB Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
SIVB Society for In-Vitro Biology
SLB Society for Leukocyte Biology
SMBER Society for Mathematical Biology
SMB Society for Mathematical Biology
SSHB Society for the Study of Human Biology
SSSB Society for the Study of Social Biology
SZB Society for Zinc Biology
SIMULATOR Society of Industrial Microbiology
SIM Society of Industrial Microbiology
SRCB Society of Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry and Biology
SASM South African Society for Microbiology
SWACM Southwestern Association of Clinical Microbiology
SABRE Space Agricultural Biology Research and Education Institute
SCRB Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
SARM Sterile A and HEAT -Armadillo Motifs (molecular biology)
SBCG Structural Biology and Chemistry Group
SBGP Structural Biology and Genomics Platform
SASM Students of the American Society for Microbiology
SSCB Summer School on Computational Biology
SBSA Systematic Biology Society of Australia
SSB Systems and Synthetic Biology
SBEAMS Systems Biology Experiment Analysis Management System
SBML Systems Biology Markup Language
SBO Systems Biology Ontology
SBW Systems Biology Workbench
TABT Texas Association of Biology Teachers
LCBRA The Laboratory of Computational Biology & Risk Analysis
TRIP TRAF Receptor-Associated Factor) -Interacting Protein (molecular biology)
TFG TRK -Fused Gene (biology)
TBCF Tumor Biology Center Freiburg
UMB Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology
UBA Undergraduate Biology Association
USSEB Union of Swiss Societies of Experimental Biology
UPGI Unique Probe GO Index (molecular biology)
VBC Vector Biology and Control
VMPM Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
VMB Veterinary Molecular Biology
WFCB Wildlife Fish and Conservation Biology
WICB Women in Cell Biology
WFEB Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology
WYRMB Workshop for Young Researchers in Mathematical Biology
WSMBMP World Society for Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products
YJBM Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
YGMB Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology
YGM Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology
YIM Yunnan Institute of Microbiology
ZEBRA Zoo Ecology and Biology Resources Access