Prescillano Zamora

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PRESCILLANO M.ZAMORA, Ph.D. Plant Anatomy-Morphology

Born last January 4,1933, Dr. Zamora finished his study in B.S.Agriculture, at the University of the Philippines,Los Baños,last 1960,his M.S.Agronomy, also at the same school (UPLB) last 1964 while his Ph.D.(Holiculture), at Rutgers-the State University,1966.

Dr. Zamora is recognized for his contributions to plant anatomy-morphology, pteridophyte biology, and the conservation of environment and natural resources policy research. His work on the xylem elements of vascular plants is the basis for the basis for the formulation of the two-phase wall deposition concept now accepted universally. His studies on the taxonomy of Philippine ferns led to the discovery for more species of the group.

Dr. Zamora was a Rockefeller Foundation fellow at Cornell University (1961-65), NSF Research grantee (1962-65) and UP Professorial Chair holder (1977-80).

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