What is Zoology?
Zoology comes from the Greek zoon meaning animal and logos meaning study. Zoology is the science that studies animals and the relationships between them and the environment in which they live. Zoology also studies the structure of animals, from which they constitute their tissues, cellular properties and functions.
Approximately 2,000,000 species of animals are known, but some experts believe that in certain groups, only a small fraction of the existing species is known.
Animal physiology is studied from anatomy and embryology. The genetics and mechanisms of evolution of animals are studied through molecular biology, molecular genetics and evolutionary biology. Animal ecology studies its ecological behavior. In evolutionary biology, population genetics, heredity, variance, Mendelism and reproduction are considered. Other sciences study characteristics that are common to each species or group of animals.
The study of animal morphology includes the recognition of all types of extinct and current animals, and their distribution in time and space.
Zoology is subdivided into several branches, such as Mastozoology, which studies mammals, Ichthyology, which studies fish, Ornithology, which studies birds, and Elotology, which studies the behavior of animals.
List of Acronyms Related to Zoology