Agricultural sciences (D7)

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HESA Subject Description CUG Subject
Agricultural sciences (D700) The specifically scientific study of aspects of agriculture, excluding wider non-laboratory-based agricultural subjects such as economics, business management and land use. Agriculture & Forestry
Agricultural biology (D710) A scientific study of living organisms, both animal and vegetable with particular emphasis on their use in or effect on agricultural processes. Agriculture & Forestry
Agricultural microbiology (D711) The scientific study of micro-organisms encompassing major components of genetics and molecular biology, with particular emphasis on their use in or effect on agricultural processes. Includes bacteriology, virology, cell structure and function and may include some immunology. Agriculture & Forestry
Agricultural chemistry (D720) The particular study of how individual atoms and molecules react together naturally and/or synthetically to affect agricultural processes. Agriculture & Forestry
Agricultural biochemistry (D721) The scientific study of the chemical compounds and reactions occurring in the cells and molecules of living organisms with particular emphasis on their use in or effect on agricultural processes. Involves aspects of cellular organisation and specialisation and how the structure and function of DNA, RNA, proteins, enzymes and membranes determine biological processes. Agriculture & Forestry
Agricultural botany (D730) The particular study of plants cultivated as a crop. Includes their classification, structure, physiology, ecology and economic importance. Agriculture & Forestry
Agricultural zoology (D740) The scientific study of all agriculture-related aspects of animal biology. Includes their reproduction, development, physiology, behaviour, diseases and interactions with their environment. Agriculture & Forestry
Soil as an agricultural medium (D750) The study of the physical, chemical and biological processes which explain soil behaviour. Agriculture & Forestry
Agricultural sciences not elsewhere classified (D790) Miscellaneous grouping for related subjects which do not fit into the other Agricultural Sciences categories. To be used sparingly. Agriculture & Forestry