Clayton Oscar Person

Scientist, Deceased Person

1922 – 1990

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Who was Clayton Oscar Person?

Clayton Oscar Person, CM FRSC was recognized internationally as an authority on the genetics of host-parasite relations. He was born and raised in Aylesbury, Saskatchewan, Canada and died in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His writings have made a major contribution to the development of a rigorous theoretical basis for our understanding of how the genetic structure of parasitic populations interacts with that of their host populations. This was known as the gene-for-gene relationship. His theoretical methods have been applied widely in the practical management of parasitic diseases in agriculture and forestry.

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Born
May 16, 1922
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Employment
  • University of British Columbia
Died
Sep 1, 1990

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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