Mary K. Bryan

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Mary K. Bryan
Mary Katherine Bryan.jpg
Born February 13, 1877
Prince George's County, Maryland
Died February 22, 1962(1962-02-22) (aged 85)
Napa, California
Author abbrev. (botany) Bryan

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

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.[3] 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.[4]

She and Nellie A. Brown worked for Erwin Frink Smith.[5]

Bryan died on February 22, 1962 in Napa, California.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harvey, Joyce; 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 M. K. Studies on bacterial canker of Tomato. Journal of Agricultural Research 1930 Vol. 41 No. 12 pp. 825-851
  3. ^ Cattell, Jaques (1921). American Men of Science: A Biographical Directory. Bowker. p. 95. 
  4. ^ Staff report (July 21, 1929). Farm News of the Great Southwest. Los Angeles Times
  5. ^ Ainsworth, Geoffrey Clough (1981). Introduction to the History of Plant Pathology. Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521230322
  6. ^ "Person Details for Mary K Bryan, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"". FamilySearch.org. 

External links[edit]

  1. ^ IPNI.  Bryan.