Ruben Villareal

Ruben Villareal was a renowned horticulturist; his detection on the non-Mendelian or cytoplasmic inheritance of the southern leaf blight disease (Helminthosporium maydis) of corn finished the incorporation of “T” cytoplasm in the U.S. and in the local inbred lines.

He works hard in the perception of heat tolerance for vegetable crops in the tropics and research on the morphological and physiological bases of heat tolerance.

He works hard in the perception of heat tolerance for vegetable crops in the tropics and research on the morphological and physiological bases of heat tolerance.

Villareal was born on April 19, 1939 and elected as academician on 1990.

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