W. Ralph Singleton

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W. Ralph Singleton was a prominent geneticist and the subject of one of painter Frances Brand's "Firsts," a collection of paintings depicting individuals she deemed notable in her local community of Charlottesville. He worked primarily with Corn and is responsible for the creation of a number of genetically-engineered strains of the crop that are still used by a number of farmers today.[1] He passed away on July 28, 1982 at the age of 82.[1]

Frances Brand Portrait

Portrait of W. Ralph Singleton by Artist Frances Brand

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. W.R. SINGLETON, CORN GENETICIST, News Article, New York Times, July 30, 1982, retrieved May 28, 2024.

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