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Ewald Favret

Ewald Alfredo Favret, Argentine agronomist (Zarate, Buenos Aires Province 1921 – Villa Gesell, Buenos Aires Province 24 January 1992)

Son of Swiss immigrants
Authored over 130 papers
Authored pioneer studies on genetic control of endosperm proteins in cereal plants (c.1950)
Demonstrated the presence of many correspondent gene pairs in rust and Oidium  
Proposed the first regulation systems of plant growth mediated by gibberellins in barley and wheat
Demonstrated the first multigenic families in plants

Hallazgo de una nueva raza de Erysiphe graminis hordei. Rev. Invest. Agr. 1:237-40, 1947


Senior Research Fellow, National Science Foundation, United States