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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Science For Kids: biologist
ARS scientists analyze genetic information from a vaccine for Brucellosis. A biologist studies living things, like plants and animals and microorganisms. Biologists examine the what's, where's, when's, why's and how's of these creatures. Ditto, for their requirements to stay alive and kicking and make seeds or eggs or whatever else it takes to produce a new generation. The many kinds of biologists include botanists, who specialize in plants, and zoologists, who specialize in animals. Some biologists specialize in the places where things live, such as the soil or the water--or even the insides of some other creature--like you!

Story about this kind of research:
Plant to Human: "Hands Off, Buster!"

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Last Modified: 2/14/2011
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