Branches of botany

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Botany is a natural science concerned with the study of plants. The main branches of botany (also referred to as "Plant science") are commonly divided into three groups: core topics, concerned with the study of the fundamental natural phenomena and processes of plant life, the classification and description of plant diversity; applied topics which study the ways in which plants may be used for economic benefit in horticulture, agriculture and forestry; and organismal topics which focus on plant groups such as algae, mosses or flowering plants.

Core topics[edit]

Applied topics[edit]

Organismal topics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Bryological Society
  2. ^ Harvey, William Henry. 1849. A Manual of the British Marine Algae... John van Voorst, London