American Association: New President


    DR. ALBERT FRANCIS BLAKESLEE, director of the Carnegie Institution Station for Experimental Evolution, Cold Spring Harbor, U.S.A., has been elected president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This election will be welcomed all over the world, because he has a high reputation as a botanist and as a pioneer in more than one line of research, while his genial manner and ever-ready help to all scientific workers are very well known. His early work, in which he showed that only individuals of a fungus species which were physiologically different could take part in sexual union, initiated a large number of investigations into the behaviour of sexuality in the fungi.

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    American Association: New President. Nature 145, 341 (1940).

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