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McLennan, Ethel Irene (1891 - 1983)

Born
15 March 1891
Williamstown, Victoria, Australia
Died
12 June 1983
Occupation
Academic, Botanist and Educator

Summary

Ethel McLennan was awarded her Doctor of Science degree in 1921 for a study of the endophytic fungus associated with the seed of the grass Lolium. She was awarded a fellowship by the International Federation of University Women in 1926, and became a central figure in the Botany Department at the University of Melbourne. She became associate professor in 1931, and enjoyed an excellent reputation nationwide as a leading plant pathologist and mycologist.

Barbara Lemon

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