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 Benjamin Minge Duggar

Benjamin Minge Duggar

Birth
Gallion, Hale County, Alabama, USA
Death 10 Sep 1956 (aged 84)
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Nyack, Rockland County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 10717 · View Source
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Botanist. Born at Gallion, Alabama, he graduated from Harvard University in 1895 and from Cornell University with a pathology Ph.D. degree in 1898. Through his research, he discovered aureomycin and virus diseases of plants. He wrote the first plant pathology book “Fungous Diseases of Plants” (1909) and “Plant Physiology, With Special Reference to Plant Production” (1924). As a emeritus professor at Lederle Laboratories 1943, he made advances in the understanding of cotton root rot, discovered the conidial state of the pathogen, which resulted in the transfer of the species from Ozonium to Phymatotrichum. He died at age 84 New Haven, Connecticut.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 11 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10717
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Minge Duggar (1 Sep 1872–10 Sep 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10717, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, Rockland County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .