Botany (C2)

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HESA Subject Description CUG Subject
Botany (C200) The study of plants including their classification, structure, physiology, ecology and economic importance. Includes the importance of plants for a balanced ecosystem including the process of energy fixation and conversion in to the biosphere (and thus with food and fuel). May also be called Plant Science. Biological Sciences
Applied botany (C210) Topics in Botany of commercial or social importance. Biological Sciences
Mycology (C220) The study of fungi, symbiotic relationships and their role in decay. Biological Sciences
Plant biotechnology (C230) Involves the molecular and microbial manipulation of plants. Biological Sciences
Plant cell science (C240) Concerned with the cellular organisation and function in plants. Biological Sciences
Plant pathology (C250) Concerned with the diseases of plants and their treatments. Biological Sciences
Plant physiology (C260) The study of the area of botany concerned with the function or physiology of plants. This includes processes such as photosynthesis, respiration, plant nutrition, plant hormone functions, tropisms, nastic movements, photoperiodism, photomorphogenesis, circadian rhythms, environmental stress physiology, seed germination, dormancy and stomata function and transpiration. Biological Sciences
Developmental & reproductive plant biology (C270) The study of plant growth related to reproduction and development. Biological Sciences
Systematic botany (C280) The study of morphological, numerical and molecular methods of identifying and classifying living and fossil plants. Includes the reconstruction of phylogenies. Biological Sciences
Botany not elsewhere classified (C290) Miscellaneous grouping for related subjects which do not fit into other Botany categories. To be used sparingly. Biological Sciences