Alcides Carvalho, Brazilian agronomist and plant geneticist (Piracicaba, São Paulo State 20 September 1913 - Campinas, São Paulo State 18 April 1993)
Published 272 scientific papers about Coffea sp.
Studied genetic improvement of coffee plant, developed varieties with more productivity in various environments and resistant to agricultural pests
Created Catuí, Novo Mundo, Icatu and Acaiá coffee cultivars
With C.A. Krug, J.E.T. Mendes & A. Carvalho. A new type of coffee. Bragantia 10(1):11-25, 1950
Approximately 90% of coffee varieties in Brazil and other countries were developed by him (data from 1993)
With M.N. Rhoades. A função e a estrutura dos plastídeos das células parenquimatosas que envolvem os feixes vasculares da folha do milho. Bragantia 6:189-202, 1946