Plant pathologist Professor Ronald Wood dies aged 98

Wood wrote Physiological Plant Pathology, published in 1967, the first textbook in English to cover the area.

He graduated from Imperial College London in botany in 1941 and did a PhD on the control of lettuce diseases.

At ICL Wood was a lecturer and researched enzymes that rot potatoes and tomatoes, later becoming the head of biology. He was known as the 'father' of plant pathology.


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