This group covers plant biology.
- mycology, which for the purpose of this classification includes the study of lichen;
- plant pathology other than that associated with plant protection procedures used in agriculture and horticulture; and
- phycology (including algae and marine grasses).
This group has six fields:
060701 Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
060702 Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
060703 Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology
060704 Plant Pathology
060705 Plant Physiology
060799 Plant Biology not elsewhere classified
a) Palaeobotany and palynology (other than palynology associated with ecological studies) are included in Group 0403 Geology.
b) Cell and molecular biology not specific to plants or animals is included in Group 0601 Biochemistry and Cell Biology.
c) Plant ecology and palynology associated with ecological studies is included in Group 0602 Ecology.
d) Plant systematics, taxonomy and phylogeny are included in Group 0603 Evolutionary Biology.
e) Plant science or plant pathology associated with agriculture, forestry or primary production is included in Division 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences.