Raper, Kenneth B. (Kenneth Bryan), 1908-

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Kenneth Bryan Raper (1908-1987) was a mycologist and microbiologist. He was an authority on the medical and industrial applications of fungi of the genera Aspergillus and Penicillium and on the life history and taxonomy of the Dictyosteliaceae. He worked with the USDA Bureau of Chemistry and Soils (1929-1936) and Bureau of Plant Industry (1936-1940) where he collaborated with Charles Thom. He was microbiologist at the USDA Northern Regional Research Laboratory in Peoria, IL (1940-1953. He was Professor of Bacteriology and Botany at the University of Wisconsin (1953-1979). He was born in Welcome, NC and educated at the University of North Carolina, George Washington University and Harvard. He was recipient of the USDA Distinguished Service Award, the Distinguished Mycologist Award of the Mycological Society of America and the Charles Thom Award from the Society of Industrial Microbiology.

From the description of Kenneth B. Raper papers 1925-1986. (New York Botanical Garden). WorldCat record id: 44151798

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creatorOf Raper, Kenneth B. (Kenneth Bryan), 1908-. Kenneth B. Raper papers 1925-1986. New York Botanical Garden, The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
creatorOf Thom, Charles, 1872-1956. Charles Thom papers 1913-1955. New York Botanical Garden, The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
creatorOf Thom, Charles, 1872-1956. Charles Thom papers, 1913-1955. New York State Historical Documents (Albany, N.Y.)
creatorOf [Kenneth B. Raper, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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associatedWith Bonner, John Tyler. person
associatedWith Clark, William T. person
associatedWith Coghill, Robert D. (Robert De Wolf), 1901- person
associatedWith Fennell, Dorothy I. person
associatedWith Florey, Howard, Baron Florey, 1898-1968. person
associatedWith Heatley, Norman George, 1911- person
associatedWith International Botanical Congress 1969 : Seattle, Wash.) corporateBody
associatedWith Olive, Lindsay S. person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Thimann, Kenneth Vivian, 1904-1997. person
associatedWith Thom, Charles, 1872-1956. person
associatedWith United States. Agricultural Research Service. Eastern Regional Research Laboratory corporateBody
associatedWith Weston, William H., b. 1890. person
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Penicillin
Penicillium
Penicillium
Penicillium notatum
Acrasiales
Aspergillus
Aspergillus
Botany
Dictyostelium
Dictyostelium
Dictyostelium discoideum
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Birth 1908

Death 1987

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