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Introducing Biology Concise ICSE 9th Solutions Selina Publishers

Introducing Biology Concise ICSE 9th Solutions Selina Publishers Chapter-1. We Provide Solutions of MCQs, Very Short Answer Type, Short Answer Type and Long Answer Type Questions . Selina Publishers Concise Biology for Class 9th ICSE Solutions all questions are solved and explained by expert teachers as per ICSE board guidelines. Visit official Website CISCE  for detail information about ICSE Board Class-9.

Introducing Biology Concise ICSE 9th Solutions Selina Publishers

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Note :-  Before Viewing Concise Solutions of Chapter-1 Introducing Biology read the whole chapter carefully with figure. Focus on Branches of Biology, Applied Biology and Applications of Biology. Although Chapter-1 Introducing Biology is not very important even this gives basic ideas of biology.

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Question 1






Answer 1

(i) Mycology

(ii) Ichthyology

(iii) Entomology

(iv) Genetics

Question 2

Name……………Study of





Answer 2

(i) Study of Tissues

(ii) Study of relationship between living and non living

(ii) Study of Cell

(iv) Study of Diagnose disease

Chapter-1 Introducing Biology Concise Solutions,  A . MULTIPLE CHOICE TYPE 

  Question 1

 1.Choose the most appropriate option in the following statements.

(a) Palaeontology is the study of

(i) embryos (ii) blood (iii) classification  (iv) fossils

(b) Clones of animals are being produced through the practice of

(i) genetics (ii) ecology (iii) embryology (iv) biotechnology

Answer 1

(a) (iv) fossils

(b) (iv) biotechnology

Introducing Biology Chapter-1 Concise Solutions B. VERY SHORT ANSWER TYPE 


Name the following branches of biology:

(a) Application of biological processes in technologies.

(b) Science of growing fruits and vegetables.

(c) Study of prehistoric forms of life.

(d) Study of causes of immunity (resistance to or defence against diseases).

(e) Study of fishes.


(a) Biotechnology

(b) Horticulture

(c) Palaeontology

(d) Immunology

(e) Ichthyology

Question-2. Fill in the blanks:

(a) Bioengineering deals with making artificial _________.

(b) _________ is the entire DNA sequence of an organ.

(c) Silk is produced by rearing ______________.

(d) Evolution deals with the study of ________ and _________ of organisms.

(e) Organisms which draw food from the host body are called ____________.

(f) Animals which give birth to young ones are known as _______________.

(g) ____________ is called the Father of Medicine.


(a) limbs, joints

(b) Genome

(c) silkworms

(d) origin, descent

(e) parasites

(f) Jeevaj (viviparous)

(g) Hippocrates


 Match the branches of biology in Column A with the respective areas of study in Column B.

Column A Column B
Ichthyology Viruses
Ornithology Fishes
Ecology Birds
Virology Cells
Herpetology Diseases
Palaeontology Fossils
Cytology Snakes
Pathology Environment


Column A Column B 
Ichthyology Fishes
Ornithology Birds
Ecology Environment
Virology Viruses
Herpetology Snakes
Palaeontology Fossils
Cytology Cells
Pathology Diseases


Question 4

Name any two borderline sciences which are connected with Biology.

Answer 4

(1) Biotechnology

(2) Bioengineering

Question 5

Name the respective sub-divisions of Biology which deal with the study of insects, birds, fungi and heredity.

Answer 5

(1) Insects – Entomology

(2) Birds – Ornithology

(3) Fungi – Mycology

(4) Heredity – Genetics

Question 6

Name some professions other than medicine which require a basic knowledge of biology.

Answer 6

(1) Biotechnologist

(2) Teacher

(3) Bacteriologist

(4) Druggist

(5) Dentist

(6) Entomologist

Concise Solutions of Chapter-1 Introducing Biology C. SHORT ANSWER TYPE

Question- 1. 

 What is biology and when did it begin?

Answer  1.

Biology is the study of living beings, all plants and animals including humans. So Biology had flourished greatly in ancient India during 2500 B.C. to 650 B.C. Therefore The roots of biology can be traced back to pre-historic periods, when primitive man lived in jungles and caves. Hence Biology has slowly grown through the ages, but developed very fast in the 20th century and is showing signs of even faster growth in the 21st century.


How does biology help us in leading a healthier life?

Answer 2

The knowledge of biology has greatly helped us in the field of human health. Therefore helps us to understand the cause of many diseases. We are able to identify various micro-organisms that cause diseases in man. Hence We can study their mode of living and the different ways in which they spread diseases. Therefore understanding of disease-causing microorganisms has led to the development of new drugs, both natural and synthetic drugs that can kill these organisms.


A farmer and a housewife may have never studied biology, yet both of them know some of its general principles through experience. State any two principles which they know.

Answer 3

A farmer, although has never studied biology, knows by his experience how to increase his produce. He knows how to plough and plant crops and select good quality seeds for sowing. That former also familiar with various methods of irrigation. He knows the technique of cross-breeding and removing weak and unwanted plants and cultivating improved varieties at the right time.

A housewife, by using her experience knows which fruit or vegetable to grow and for how much time. She also knows the nutritional values of various foodstuffs. That housewife adopts various principles of maintaining hygiene at home. Hence She knows to tame some useful animals like cow, goat and dog for her maximum benefit.


Distinguish between the following pairs of sciences:

(a) Zoology and Entomology

(b) Genetics and Embryology

(c) Botany and Mycology

(d) Space Biology and Exobiology

(e) Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Answer 4

(a) Zoology is the study of animals, whereas Entomology is the study of insects.

(b) Genetics is the science of transmission of body characteristics from parents to offspring, whereas Embryology is the study of formation and development of embryos of plants and animals.

(c) Botany is the study of plants, whereas Mycology is the study of fungi.

(d) Space Biology is the study of survival problems of living things in outer space, whereas Exobiology is the study of life elsewhere in the universe.

(e) Biotechnology is the use of living cells or micro-organisms in industry and technology, whereas Bioinformatics is the management and analysis of biological information stored in databases.

Solutions of Concise Chapter-1 Introducing Biology D. LONG ANSWER TYPE 


Do you think Biology can help in further increasing the yield of food? If so, how?

Answer 1

Yes, Biology can help in further increasing the yield of food. Yet new varieties of plants and new breeds of cattle and poultry, etc. are being developed with the knowledge of biology. Therefore science has also increased our knowledge of diseases of plants and animals, and how to cure them. Hence All these efforts are helping us to produce more food in fields, dairies and poultry farms.

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