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. fl.CugSubject
Applied botany (C210) Topics in Botany of commercial or social importance. fl.CugSubject
Mycology (C220) The study of fungi, symbiotic relationships and their role in decay. fl.CugSubject
Plant biotechnology (C230) Involves the molecular and microbial manipulation of plants. fl.CugSubject
Plant cell science (C240) Concerned with the cellular organisation and function in plants. fl.CugSubject
Plant pathology (C250) Concerned with the diseases of plants and their treatments. fl.CugSubject
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. fl.CugSubject
Developmental & reproductive plant biology (C270) The study of plant growth related to reproduction and development. fl.CugSubject
Systematic botany (C280) The study of morphological, numerical and molecular methods of identifying and classifying living and fossil plants. Includes the reconstruction of phylogenies. fl.CugSubject
Botany not elsewhere classified (C290) Miscellaneous grouping for related subjects which do not fit into other Botany categories. To be used sparingly. fl.CugSubject