Mary D. Glynne(1895-1991), Rothamsted Experimental Station
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Glynne's discoveries on soil-borne, fungal diseases affecting crops has had a significant impact on agriculture. She attended Bangor School for Girls, co-founded by her mother and in 1917 graduated from the University College of North Wales in Botany. Glynne was offered the role of assistant botanist by Winifred Brenchley at the Rothamsted Experimental Station and founded its Plant Pathology Department. Her research on crop diseases and resistant varieties became particularly valuable during World War II. A fellowship in 1927 took her to Australia and South Africa. A keen mountaineer, she was the first woman to climb Mount Spencer in New Zealand and in 1960 she was appointed OBE for services to agriculture.
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