Mary K. Bryan

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Mary K. Bryan
BornFebruary 13, 1877
Prince George's County, Maryland
DiedFebruary 22, 1962(1962-02-22) (aged 85)
Napa, California
Scientific career
FieldsBotany, Phytopathology
Author abbrev. (botany)Bryan

Mary Katherine Bryan (February 13, 1877 – February 22, 1962) was an American botanist and phytopathologist.[1] Much of her research involved leaf spots and cankers caused by bacteria.[2][3]

Life and career[edit]

Bryan was born in Prince George's County, Maryland, on February 13, 1877. She earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 1908.[4] She worked at the Bureau of Plant Industry in the United States Department of Agriculture as a scientific assistant and assistant pathologist from 1909 to 1918.[5]

She and Nellie A. Brown worked for Erwin Frink Smith.[6]

Bryan died on February 22, 1962, in Napa, California.[7]


  1. ^ Harvey, Joy; Ogilvie, Marilyn (2000). The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science: Pioneering Lives from Ancient Times to the Mid-Twentieth Century, Volume 1. Taylor & Francis, ISBN 9780203801451
  2. ^ Bryan, Mary K. (1930). "Studies on bacterial canker of Tomato". Journal of Agricultural Research. 41 (12). Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  3. ^ Bryan, Mary K. (1926). "Bacterial Leafspot on Hubbard Squash". Science. 63 (1623): 165. Bibcode:1926Sci....63..165B. doi:10.1126/science.63.1623.165. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 17735959.
  4. ^ Cattell, Jaques (1921). American Men of Science: A Biographical Directory. Bowker. p. 95.
  5. ^ Staff report (July 21, 1929). Farm News of the Great Southwest. Los Angeles Times
  6. ^ Ainsworth, Geoffrey Clough (1981). Introduction to the History of Plant Pathology. Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521230322
  7. ^ "Person Details for Mary K Bryan, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"".
  8. ^ International Plant Names Index.  Bryan.

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