James F. Bonner
James Frederick Bonner (September 1, 1910 – September 13, 1996) was an American molecular biologist,   a member of the National Academy of Sciences,  notable for discoveries in plant biochemistry. Bonner invented a better way to collect natural rubber from trees. As result of his invention Malaysia nearly double its production of natural rubber. Bonner was instrumental in the invention of a method of mechanical harvesting of oranges. Bonner was professor and professor emeritus of biology at the California Institute of Technology.
Bonner was born in Ansley, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1931 with B.A. degree in chemistry and mathematics . He received Ph.D. doctorate in biology at Caltech in 1934. Bonner spent his entire academic career at Caltech. He joined the faculty in 1936.
- National Academies Press:James Frederick Bonner, By Frank B. Salisbury
- New York Times:James F. Bonner, 86; Studied Gene Regulation,By KAREN FREEMAN, September 19, 1996
- Los Angeles Times:James F. Bonner; Improved Citrus Harvesting Methods,September 21, 1996
- Caltech Obituary: 09/16/96:James Frederick Bonner Dies