Ricardo Lantican Biography, Contribution

Ricardo Lantican is a Filipino scientist who is known for his research on plant breeding. In 2005, he was given the National Scientist award.

Personal Information
Full Name : Ricardo M. Lantican
Birth Date : January 8, 1933
Birthplace : Philippines

Education
College : University of the Philippines (1954)
Course : Agriculture
Master : Plant Breeding, North Carolina State College (1956)
Doctorate : Genetics, Iowa State University (1961)

Career Highlights
* Undersecretary for R&D, Department of Science and Technology
* Director of Research, University of the Philippines Los BaƱos (UPLB) and Institute of Plant Breeding, UPLB
* Professor, agronomy and plant breeding (UPLB)

Contribution to Science
* Breeding of new plant varieties of mung bean, soybean and peanut
* Studied cytoplasmic inheritance of susceptibility and cytoplasmic control of susceptibility

Book (s) Published
2001 – The Science and Practice of Crop Production

Awards
2005 – National Scientist of the Philippines

RELATED: List of Filipino Scientists and Their Contributions To Science
See also: List of Famous Filipino Authors and Their Books
See also: List of Philippine Presidents and Vice Presidents

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